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CHARLOTTESVILLE-Virginia senior forward Mike Scott underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Thursday (Dec. 16). The surgery was to remove loose pieces of cartilage. He did not play in Virginia’s 63-48 victory over Oregon Friday night (Dec. 17) at John Paul Jones Arena that improved the Cavaliers’ record to 7-3.

“Hopefully he’ll recover quickly,” Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said after Virginia’s game with Oregon. “I think it was very prudent and a wise decision to do it because it would have been something that would have been recurring. His return time is all about how quickly the swelling gets out and how functional he can be. I’m hoping it’s not too long, but a lot depends on the next week and how much swelling comes out.”

The 6-8 native of Chesapeake, Va., leads the Cavaliers in scoring and rebounding. He averaged 16.3 points and 10.4 rebounds a game in UVa’s first nine games of the season.

Scott had double-doubles in points and rebounds in the last five games in which he played. He is the first UVa player to have double-doubles in five consecutive games since Ralph Sampson in 1983.

Scott was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 6 for his play in Virginia’s victories at Minnesota (Nov. 29) and Virginia Tech (Dec. 5).

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