Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and freshman Chance Westry have knee surgery

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and freshman Chance Westry have knee surgery

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl underwent arthroscopic knee surgery along with rookie guard Chance Westry on Thursday, the show announced.

It’s unclear what led to any of his injuries, but procedures reportedly went as planned. Pearl will return to work on Monday, although she won’t be at her full strength. Westry will be out for at least three weeks.

Pearl is set to enter his ninth season in charge of the Tigers this fall. He compiled an overall record of 166-98 thus far at Auburn and just won his second SEC title in the regular season. Pearl signed an eight-year contract extension with the show in January and said he hopes to stay there “for life.”

Westry, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chandler, Arizona, was a four-star Rivals.com recruit and the 34th player in the class of 2022. He landed at Auburn with offers from Arizona State, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Syracuse and more.

Westry is the second Tigers major player to be sidelined so far this fall. Senior Allen Flanigan is currently off the team due to a personal matter, according to Alabama.com, and it’s unclear when he’ll return.

Auburn is set to open its season on November 7 against George Mason.

Although the two injuries were unrelated, and the timing was probably coincidental, Pear certainly found a unique way to make sure his freshman guard feels welcome on the show.

Chance Westry will be out for 3-4 weeks and Bruce Pearl will return to work on Monday after both underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday. (Bob Donnan/USA Today)

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