Jeronne Maymon has knee surgery

Mississippi forward Murphy Holloway (31) is guarded by Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Mississippi forward Murphy Holloway (31) is guarded by Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Second-team All-SEC forward Jeronne Maymon underwent surgery on his right knee to address a torn meniscus on Tuesday at UT Medical Center, according to Tennessee associate athletic Chad Newman.

Newman said the surgery went well, but there's no time frame for Maymon's return.

Vols coach Cuonzo Martin said Tuesday that the UT players would be off the rest of this week and next week before starting offseason workouts.

Maymon suffered what was first thought to be a bruised knee in the Vols' overtime win at LSU on Feb. 29.

Maymon didn't play in the Vols' NIT opener against Savannah State on March 13, but he returned to action for Monday night's 71-64 NIT loss to Middle Tennessee State wearing a knee brace. He scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the 29 minutes he played.

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Basketvol writes:

Best wishes for your recovery. Get well and dominate next year!

voloffaith writes:

truth be known he played through pain for his team.....makes the loss a little easier to stomach knowing on a bad wheel restricting mobility up/down/around...Heal quickly and as painlessly as possible as the Lord allows....

doctorvol#211700 writes:

tough young man. too bad we forgot he and stokes were playing last 7 minutes.

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Get well soon and thanks for sucking it up and giving it all you could under the circumstances! You are a tough and honorable young man!

Go Vols!

Classof72 writes:

Best wishes for Mr. Maymon's recovery. Thanks to him for a season of great effort and inspiring play. We need more like him.

lomas98 writes:

Some were on here this morning calling these college kids losers and pathetic for the loss last night. It was uncalled for then without even knowing in how much pain maymon played through to try and win. Some of you are losers and pathetic.

bigorangeyankees writes:

in response to doctorvol#211700:

tough young man. too bad we forgot he and stokes were playing last 7 minutes.

Exactly, their two bigs had four fouls forever and somehow our two bigs was forgotten by the rest of their team.

vol64 writes:

in response to lomas98:

Some were on here this morning calling these college kids losers and pathetic for the loss last night. It was uncalled for then without even knowing in how much pain maymon played through to try and win. Some of you are losers and pathetic.

Second that

jhncpps1 writes:

thats a tough injury to play thru...takes away your cutting ability and change of direction ability...He and Stokes were our best players last night and he was injured...the effort of the rest of the team was awful...he'll be back in a couple months at least...probably sooner

vol64 writes:

in response to Classof72:

Best wishes for Mr. Maymon's recovery. Thanks to him for a season of great effort and inspiring play. We need more like him.

I couldn't say it any better.

tnaseevol writes:

I thought he was in a lot of pain last night. He kept adjusting the brace on his knee.

Hope JM recovers completely.

jt45 writes:

in response to doesitmatter:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Yes next year UT sweeps florida again, along with
the Comi-dores, you had the (Always) part right.

Theo writes:

in response to lomas98:

Some were on here this morning calling these college kids losers and pathetic for the loss last night. It was uncalled for then without even knowing in how much pain maymon played through to try and win. Some of you are losers and pathetic.

And the choir said "Amen"

easleychuck writes:

in response to lomas98:

Some were on here this morning calling these college kids losers and pathetic for the loss last night. It was uncalled for then without even knowing in how much pain maymon played through to try and win. Some of you are losers and pathetic.

I just consider the source. I suggested those emails for removal. Not sure if KNS had the guts to remove them. GO VOLS!

Hope that young Mr.Maymon has a full recovery. The man plays a mean game of bball.

jakethevolguy writes:

Just had my knee scoped in January for a torn meniscus. Believe me, it feels better than it did before the surgery but, it's not like it was before the injury. Jeronne is a lot younger than I am so, maybe he will fair better than me. Good luck on your rehab!! GBO!!

vol75 writes:

We saw a 265 pound bundle of heart on that court Monday night. What a warrior.

meemaw writes:

Thank you Jeronne for such a great effort during the year and playing through your injury. You and Jarnell will be most intimidating next year, as you both were this year as well. Love our Vols!!

Bubba_Knows writes:

I bet the ex-marine who popped off about him not being tough feels bad now that we know he played with a meniscus tear.

VolGrad writes:

Maymon played with more heart than the rest of the team combined. Golden looked completely gassed during those last 5 minutes. Maybe the team was given too many days off between games. Maymon was lacking his "giddy-up" and still out-hustled the rest of the team.

Pay attention, Stokes. Maymon is the template of the kind of player worthy of the T on that jersey.

GBO!

GreeneVol writes:

Thanks for giving your all for Vol Country, Jeronne. And even though we hit a wall Monday night, our team did all it could this year...I'm proud to be a Tennessee Vol!

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to VolGrad:

Maymon played with more heart than the rest of the team combined. Golden looked completely gassed during those last 5 minutes. Maybe the team was given too many days off between games. Maymon was lacking his "giddy-up" and still out-hustled the rest of the team.

Pay attention, Stokes. Maymon is the template of the kind of player worthy of the T on that jersey.

GBO!

Mr. Maymon is all VOL and played every second like it.

Don't forget that young Jarnell's most vexing decision at this point is should he attend his Senior Prom. He gave his all for the VOLS before his class even graduated. It is all upside for him and team next season.

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