Washington Huskies Basketball

Pac-10 Basketball: Down (Washington's Gaddy) and Out (Cal's Franklin)

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 25:  Abdul Gaddy #10 of the Washington Huskies drives against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the east regional semifinal of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 25, 2010 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Doug BrodessCorrespondent IJanuary 7, 2011

In one day, the near-future of two Pac-10 teams changed dramatically.

Washington Huskies point guard Abdul Gaddy tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a practice this week.

Gaddy had started all 13 games for Washington (10-3). He averaged 8.5 points and 3.8 assists.

Previously, Washington lost sophomore Tyreese Breshers who left the team in the offseason due to an undisclosed injury. Freshman Desmond Simmons started the year with a persisting knee injury and chose to redshirt.

Losing Gaddy gives the Huskies nine scholarship players

Also, Cal head coach Mike Montgomery announced Wednesday that highly-recruited freshman guard Gary Franklin was leaving the team and transferring from the university.

Through 13 games this season, 11 of which he started, Franklin was fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.2 points per game.

Cal is 7-6 this season and currently only has eight available scholarship players.

Both of these situations leaves the respective teams short-handed and needing to come up with answers to replacements and midseason rotation issues.

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