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Basketball: Alex Rossi has surgery

Cal freshman guard Alex Rossi, who has not played all season because of a groin injury, underwent hernia surgery last Friday and is expected to make a full recovery after two months of rehab, Cal basketball coach Mike Montgomery said.

“It took them a while to figure out what it was. It was really was a torn muscle, but lower down in the groin muscle,” Montgomery said. “There was nothing else they discovered, so it’s all good.”

Rossi, who will return next season as a redshirt freshman, averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists last season at New Trier HS in Winnetka, Ill. At 6-foot-6, he is regarded as an excellent perimeter shooter.

Jeff Faraudo