Wake Forest frontcourt takes a hit with loss of Tariq Ingraham
Wake Forest’s depth has taken a hit before the team has played their first game. True freshman Tariq Ingraham will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Ingraham, one of four freshmen on the Deacons’ roster, suffered the injury in Thursday’s practice and underwent surgery Friday, the team announced Monday morning.
While this isn’t a crushing blow to Wake’s overall team outlook–Ingraham was expected to be a solid bench contributor this year and more importantly gain valuable experience for future season’s. A 6-9 forward from Philadelphia, Ingraham had lost more than 20 pounds since arriving on campus in June. At the team’s media day last week, he said he was down to 260 and was excited about how much his conditioning had improved in a few months of being at Wake Forest.
“We are heartbroken that Tariq will miss his freshman season,” Coach Danny Manning said through a news release. “He had worked so hard since arriving on campus this summer and had been having a great start to preseason practices. We know he will work hard to rehab from this injury over the upcoming months and will be ready to contribute next season.”
The Demon Deacons open the season on Wednesday Nov. 6 at the home of ACC-rival Boston College.
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