Oct. 1, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame freshman guard Chris Markwood (South Portland, Maine) is expected to miss the first 12 weeks of the season after arthroscopic surgery on Fri., Sept. 29 indicated a condral defect in his left knee.

Markwood will be on crutches for six weeks before starting rehabilitation that is scheduled to take another six weeks. Men’s basketball athletic trainer Skip Meyer anticipates that if the surgery to correct the problem is successful, Markwood could be back on the court no sooner than mid-January of 2001.

“Chris has been injured and has lived with this pain the past 12 months,” Notre Dame first-year head coach Mike Brey says. “It’s been a very frustrating time for him, and although he is disappointed that he can not be there on the court when we start practice, there is a sense for him that he is making progress now that he has had the surgery.”

Markwood averaged 16.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his senior season despite missing the first seven weeks of the 1999-2000 campaign. Named Mr. Basketball for the state of Maine following his senior season, Markwood was a first-team all-state selection as junior after averaging 21.5 points, 6.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds.