Falzon struggles with injuries last season.
Not the news you want to hear starting off the season.
While the Northwestern Wildcats are gearing up for the non-conference beginning to what is a highly anticipated season, they received an unwelcome development to a standout player in their frontcourt. According to the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein, the redshirt junior will miss “a few weeks” of the season with an ankle injury.
A little bummer re #Northwestern hoops: Aaron Falzon expected to miss a few weeks w/ankle injury.
Greenstein’s report does not list a timetable for his return from the undisclosed injury, but with his injury history, one would hope he won’t miss too many non-conference games.
Chris Collins and his staff were certainly looking for the Massachusetts native to have a breakout year, as he has been hampered by injuries in past season.
After starting in 29 games his freshman year, Falzon played in just three games his sophomore year before undergoing knee surgery, which terminated his season.
Falzon was limited in his role as a junior last year as he struggled with a hip injury, playing in 28 games and starting in ten contests.
Over the summer, Falzon led Malta to win the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, so the ankle injury appears to be a somewhat recent development.
Falzon has shot at a .368 clip from the field throughout his collegiate career, averaging 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds a game.
Northwestern opens their season on Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against McKendree, where they will unveil the renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena for the first time.