Danny Gibson tears Achilles'
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:00 AM
WROCLAW, Poland - Former Madison Cub Danny Gibson suffered a season-ending tear to his Achilles' tendon while playing professional basketball in Poland Friday.
Gibson suffered the injury while playing in his first season for WKS Slask Wroclaw, a professional basketball team in the Polish League, at a game on Friday in Gdynia, Poland.
The painful tear, diagnosed as a complete rupture, required surgery on Monday to repair and recovery is expected to take 6-9 months.
The team's starting point guard and team leader, Gibson was trying to lead Slask Wroclaw over Asseco Gdynia to claim a berth in the playoffs after the first phase of the regular season. Asseco ended up beating Slask 64-52.
In 18 games, Gibson was averaging a team-high 12.7 points and 4.4 assists per game as well to go with 3.0 rebounds. Gibson has been evaluated twice since the injury and he is not expected to play again this season.
Gibson has spent his entire professional career playing in Europe. After graduating from Madison in 2002 and Southern Indiana in 2006, Gibson headed overseas where he has played in Germany, Holland and Greece. He was Most Valuable Player of the Dutch League in 2010.