UPDATE: Safford to continue rehab for torn ACL

Monday, March 1, 2010 | 2:32 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA Missouri men's basketball forward Justin Safford will continue rehabilitation on his torn anterior cruciate ligament and will not undergo season-ending knee surgery for the time being, coach Mike Anderson announced in a press release Monday.

"Justin is doing great with his rehabilitation, and it's something we are going to keep an eye on," Anderson said in the release. "What that means for this season, we'll just have to wait and see."

Safford suffered the injury to his left knee Wednesday in the first half of Missouri's win against Colorado at Mizzou Arena. He landed awkwardly following a layup and had to be helped off the floor.

A torn ACL usually means a player will be out for the season, though the severity of Safford's tear is unknown.

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