Texas hoops starting G Ward done for season

Published Nov. 25, 2009 10:39 p.m. EST

Texas sophomore guard Varez Ward will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right leg.

Ward suffered the injury in pregame warm-ups Tuesday night prior to the Longhorns' victory over Pittsburgh. He is expected to undergo surgery to repair the tear early next week. He'll be out 6-10 months, according to multiple sources.

Ward had played his way into the starting lineup, but third-ranked Texas (4-0) is one team that can withstand a season-ending injury to a starter, since they have as much depth as any team in the country.

Ward was put on a gurney and wheeled into the Texas dressing room after collapsing to the floor while in the layup line. He averaged 6.7 points and three rebounds and led the team with seven steals.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.