Cann On The Road To Recovery

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It was shortly after Christmas last year when Zaronn Cann saw his junior season end abruptly with a knee injury after averaging 19 points and nine rebounds in the games he played. Cann is still on the road to recovery. He missed the entire spring and summer and is still not quite 100% healthy.

“At first when it happened, I was real depressed and down about missing the rest of the season and not being able to be out there with my teammates, especially when I knew I would miss the entire season,” Cann told “I tore three ligaments in my knee — the ACL, MCL and Meniscus — and after the season ended I was okay until summer when coaches can see you. Then I got a little depressed again because I knew that I was missing out on an opportunity and I was unable to play then.”

The 6-6, 250-pound forward from Brandon, Fl. is getting closer to being fully recovered and feels that his recuperation from the injury is ahead of schedule. He will soon find out his how his recovery has progressed at his next scheduled doctor’s appointment.

“Right now, I can play, run and jump a little bit. The muscles are still developing and recuperating. I am still doing recuperation and they told me that it would take close to a year before I would be 100%,” Cann continued. ”I think that I am a little bit ahead of schedule and I will have an appointment the first week of October. I hope the doctor will release me to play fully then perhaps.”

While it has been and continues to be a long road back from the injury, Cann has found out a little about the colleges that have been recruiting him. He knows which have stood by him and who has not, a factor that will surely play a role in his eventual college choice.

“Right now, it’s West Virginia, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Miami, Auburn and Cincinnati,” Cann said. “A lot of schools were recruiting me before I was injured that I stopped hearing from. These schools all recruited me before I was injured and have continued, that’s why they are on my final list.”

Cann stated that he has offers from the Hokies, South Florida, West Virginia and Notre Dame thus far. Miami has not pulled the trigger yet on an offer and Wisconsin “told me they wanted to evaluate me during the season, then they would probably offer”, something that sounds a bit too uncertain for Cann.

“My leaders are USF, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. I like the list of schools that are recruiting me and I plan on signing in the fall,” Cann said. “If other schools