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November 6, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia football player Anthony Poindexter underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee today at the Virginia Ambulatory Surgical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank C. McCue III performed the nearly four-hour operation. He was assisted by Dr. Pete Indelicato and Dr. Keith Meister, orthopedic surgeons at the University of Florida, along with other members of the University of Virginia Orthopedic staff.

“The surgical procedure seemed to go well and all the various aspects of the injury were addressed,” McCue said. “We were able to do everything we intended to do. It is a rather lengthy procedure and I was pleased that we could do it all at one sitting.”

Poindexter is expected to remain hospitalized at the University of Virginia Medical Center for several days following the surgery. He was placed in a continuous passive motion machine to initiate and maintain movement in the knee. McCue indicates that Poindexter will be on a limited weight bearing program for approximately six weeks.

Poindexter was doing well following surgery. “I talked to Anthony after the operation and he indicated he was anxious to begin his rehabilitation,” said McCue.

Poindexter, a senior from Forest, Va., injured his knee with 5:52 remaining in the game in Virginia’s 23-13 win over N.C. State in Charlottesville on Oct. 24.

McCue performed arthroscopic surgery on Poindexter’s knee on Oct. 27 to trim some cartilage and remove scar tissue and to allow the swelling to decrease. Surgery was initially planned for Nov. 3, but was postponed until today to allow further reduction in swelling and to allow several abrasions to heal.

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