Gaddy cleared to return after knee surgery

Gaddy cleared to return after knee surgery

Published Sep. 7, 2011 9:46 p.m. ET

Washington guard Abdul Gaddy has been cleared to return to action nine months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The school said Wednesday that doctors have given Gaddy the OK to return with no limitations. Gaddy says that late in the spring he started to feel as if he was completely back, but doctors didn't sign off on Gaddy going all out on the court until Wednesday.

Gaddy was averaging 8.5 points and leading the Pac-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio when he was injured in practice Jan. 4. Isaiah Thomas took over more of the load at point guard when Gaddy went down and Washington won the Pac-10 tournament and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Washington opens the season Nov. 12 against Georgia State.