No. 19 Aggies lose top defender Roland

BY foxsports • December 23, 2009

A hospital spokeswoman says Texas A&M senior Derrick Roland is in satisfactory condition and might go home Thursday after surgery to stabilize two broken bones in his leg.

Susan Gregg-Hanson of Harborview Medical Center said Wednesday that Roland was sedated and has had many visitors since the sound of two bones snapping in his right leg echoed throughout the arena during a game between the Aggies and Washington Huskies.

Gregg-Hanson said, ``There's a pretty strong chance he's going to go home tomorrow. That's obviously the goal, to get him home.''

Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said Roland broke his tibia and fibula in the Aggies' loss Tuesday night. It appeared the leg was bent at nearly a 90-degree angle after the injury.

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