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Corey Heyward suffers 2nd ACL tear

The freshman will begin rehab again soon.

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Georgia Tech freshman guard Corey Heyward tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in an "unsupervised workout" last week, according to Ken Sugiura of the AJC:

After the game, Gregory informed media that freshman guard Corey Heyward, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in June, tore the same ligament again in an unsupervised workout after the end of exams last week. He had surgery and will begin his rehabilitation again.

"He'll start the rehab right away," Gregory said. "Sometimes, these things happen and he's a tough kid. He'll come back full strength as soon as he possibly can."

Heyward's injury isn't a huge loss to Georgia Tech this season, as he hasn't seen game action at all yet.

Heyward was an All-State guard at Peachtree Ridge High School in his senior season. After his 2010-2011 season, Heyward was named Georgia's Region 7 Player of the Year. He averaged 16.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game that season.

The Yellow Jackets haven't needed the freshman this season, as they have jumped out to a 7-2 start this season. Their only losses came against Cal and No. 22 Illinois. Georgia Tech is riding a three-game winning streak after its loss to the Fighting Illini.

Georgia Tech has two more games before the new year. The Yellow Jackets will host Citadel on Saturday and then Fordham on the following Saturday. Their next game on the road is against No. 25 North Carolina State on Jan. 9.

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