UPDATE: Charles Bassey undergoes successful surgery

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Bowling Green, Ky. (WBKO) --- UPDATE: WKU Hilltopper Basketball sophomore center Charles Bassey underwent successful surgery this morning in Houston to repair a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg.

The result of the surgery was very positive and exceeded expectations. The bone was repaired successfully, and all ligaments were found to be stable.

Charles is expected to make a full recovery within the next nine months under the guidance of his physicians and medical staff in both Houston and Bowling Green.

During the second half of Saturday’s win over Arkansas, WKU Hilltopper Basketball sophomore center Charles Bassey suffered a left knee injury.

A CT scan, X-ray and MRI revealed a tibial plateau fracture that will require season-ending surgery.

Bassey will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Houston, Texas, with the team physicians for the NFL’s Houston Texans and NBA’s Houston Rockets. These are the same physicians who performed surgery on Texans star JJ Watt when he suffered a similar injury in 2017.

Bassey’s rehab process will start immediately after surgery with an anticipated recovery time of 6-9 months.

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