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Stanford's Brown suffers fourth ACL tear

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Andy Brown's first and last practice with the Stanford Cardinal basketball team ended with a torn ACL.

Brown suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a team workout Tuesday. It was the fourth torn ACL for Brown, including three since his began playing at Stanford in 2009.

"Even though this is a difficult way to end my career, I feel grateful to have been able to wear a Stanford uniform and contribute to such a great program and university," Brown said in a statement.

Twice before as a member of the Cardinal, Brown tore the ACL in his left knee. He also tore the left ACL in high school.

"Everyone associated with our program is saddened by Andy's latest injury," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "Nobody has worked harder to get back into playing shape, having already experienced three tears and waiting two full years before putting on a uniform. What makes this even more disappointing is Andy had already passed the initial test of getting back on the court. He was a highly-productive player for our team last year and we were fully counting on him to be a key contributor again this season. More importantly, his presence and leadership will be extremely difficult to replace. Andy is a fighter, he will bounce back and has the full support of the Stanford basketball family."
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