The Washington Times - June 17, 2008, 02:15PM

From the it-probably-isn’t-as-big-a-deal-as-it-sounds file: Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez underwent left ankle surgery today and will be out for the next two months. The junior-to-be had a bone spur and excess cartilage removed and will be re-evaluated next week.

So the bottom line? Vasquez had apparently been bothered by some ankle pain for a while and just got something done to take care of it well before the season started. If he recovers on time, he’ll be playing again a week or two before fall classes start in College Park.


And if not? Well, Maryland would probably not like to think about what it will do without the Venezuelan, who is quite clearly the best player on the Terrapins’ roster for next season. With virtually nothing proven on the inside, Vasquez will be absolutely critical to any hopes Maryland has for a decent year.

As for Vasquez, the early over/under on questions about the ankle for Media Day in October figures to be around seven.