Wayns Done For The Season?
By Franklyn Calle
Maalik Wayns might have played his last game in a Roman Catholic uniform. The 6-0 point guard missed the Primetime Shootout at Villanova University this past weekend and will most likely be out for 2-5 weeks. According to Chris Lawlor of ESPN.com, Wayns will have surgery this week to repair a partially torn meniscus.
The Villanova-bound guard twisted his knee in the third quarter of a game against Cardinal O’Hara last Tuesday while attempting a lay-up. He took an MRI the next morning and got the results on Friday.
“I was told that I can miss anywhere from two [to] five weeks,” Wayns told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s real disappointing. I was looking forward to the big game with Chester. Hopefully, I will be able to play in the [Catholic League] playoffs, championship and state playoffs.”
Wayns also told the Inquirer that he started to feel some discomfort in his knee at practice last Sunday. But “not thinking much of it” he decided to continue practicing.
On Friday, Roman Catholic loss to nationally ranked Chester (also of Pennsylvania) at the Primetime Shootout by a score of 61-47.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the future Wildcat was averaging 17.7 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 3.5 steals a game this season.
Roman Catholic was considered one of the favorites to win the Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs, which will begin in February, before Wayns got hurt.
Although it seems like he might be done for the season, there is still a possibility that he might return for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAAA State playoffs in March.
He has a strong chance of being selected to play in McDonald’s All-American Game which will be held on April 1st in Miami, Florida.
Optimism is all Wayns can count on for now. “Hopefully, God willing, I will be back,” Wayns told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
We would like to wish Maalik Wayns the best and hope for a rapid recovery.