Stony Brook's All-America East guard Carson Puriefoy III underwent successful surgery Thursday morning to repair a damaged groin muscle. The six-week rehab program began shortly after surgery when the player was up and walking, and he is expected to be 100 percent in time for the Seawolves' summer basketball program, his father said.
Puriefoy underwent more extensive groin surgery last spring when three of the four connecting muscles in that area were repaired. Midway through the season just completed, the guard felt some discomfort but played through it. An MRI exam after the season showed significant damage to the left adductor muscle, which was not operated on last year. It was repaired by Dr. William C. Meyers at Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.
"It wasn't going to get better without surgery," Carson Puriefoy II told Newsday. "But this is nothing like last year. Carson is feeling good and will be back to school on Sunday. He'll be 100 percent healthy next season."
Puriefoy underwent surgery on May 22 last year, and it cost him valuable training time in the summer. This year, he should be fully recovered in time to accompany the Seawolves on a tour to Germany and Italy.
"That was important to us," the elder Puriefoy said.
Puriefoy averaged 14.4 points and 3.4 assists as a junior.