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Georgia walk-on guard tore his ACL because of a bomb blast

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Dusan Langura (via Georgia athletics)

Most college basketball players are probably frustrated if they tear an ACL. Incoming Georgia freshman Dusan Langura was likely relieved his injury wasn't worse.

Langura, a native of Bern, Switzerland, was injured earlier this year while serving his military commitment in his home country when a bomb went off and caused an explosion, Georgia coach Mark Fox told the Macon Telegraph. As a result of the torn ACL, Langura is unlikely to be able to practice with the Bulldogs until at least January or February.

"It really is a unique story," Fox told the Telegraph. "He was injured in the explosion, and one of the injuries was a torn ACL. We had committed to have him come. He can really shoot the ball. He was gonna be on our team. He had to serve his military commitment, and this happened during it. We’re still gonna honor our commitment to him, and once he gets healthy he’ll be out there with us."

The unusual injury suffered by Langura deprives Georgia of a 6-foot-4 guard whose outside shooting was expected to be an asset for the Bulldogs even though he's not a scholarship player. Langura, who played two years of high school basketball at Furtah Prep in Acworth, Ga., was recruited by Fox as a preferred walk-on.

During his stints at Furtah and on the Swiss U-16 and U-20 teams, Langura made his biggest impact behind the arc. He owns Furtah's school records for threes in a single game (9) and threes in a season (92).

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