Teague sprains knee, but likely to stay in draft

BY foxsports • June 6, 2009

Wake Forest sophomore guard Jeff Teague suffered a sprained MCL in his knee in a workout in Minnesota on Wednesday morning.


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Teague's father, Shawn, confirmed the news to FOXSports.com.

"It's just a strain," Shawn Teague said. "He'll make a full recovery in about 8-10 days."

Teague, who averaged 18.8 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds this past season for the Demon Deacons, has declared for the June 25 NBA Draft — but has not yet hired an agent.

However, Teague's father echoed the recent comments of his son when he told FOXSports.com that he is likely to remain in the draft.

"I don't think this injury will alter that," Shawn Teague said. "That's the way we feel. In terms of hiring an agent, we're going to exhaust every day we can that it's an option."

Jeff Teague has said that he will stay in the draft if he is considered a first-round pick. According to multiple sources, Teague will be taken in the first round — and could be taken in the lottery.

Teague, who went to the Chicago combine last week and has participated in a pair of multiple team workouts — one in Golden State and Wednesday's in Minnesota — will return home to Indianapolis to rehab his knee.


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