Patrick Patterson to miss this season due to ankle fracture

Patrick Patterson to miss this season due to ankle fracture
Patrick Patterson to miss this season due to ankle fracture

An 18-year-old basketball player for the University of Kentucky, Patrick Patterson, won’t take part in games for the rest of the season. The reason is a fracture in his left ankle.

He is a 6'8", 232 lbs. McDonald's All-American power forward. He grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and helped lead Huntington High School to three-straight state championships. He picked Kentucky over Duke and Florida in a highly publicized recruiting battle.

As of February 23, 2008, Patterson was averaging 16.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, while shooting 58% from the field.

The fracture was confirmed Friday by an X-ray. He is allegedly to stay away from field for 8 weeks.

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