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Bomb blast puts Georgia walk-on out for season

Jul 29, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Head Shots of incoming Basketball Freshmen

Some offseason injuries are just flat-out unbelievable. Then there’s the one Dusan Langura suffered while home in his native Switzerland.

Langura, who was primed to enroll at Georgia this fall as a preferred walk-on, tore his ACL when a bomb went off while he was serving his military commitment in his home country.

Yup, a bomb went off and one of Langura’s injuries was a torn ACL. But he’s still alive and will recover, thankfully.

“It really is a unique story,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said, in a slight understatement. “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. But he probably won’t be cleared to practice until January or February.”

Langura already has a bio on the athletic department’s website, where one of his listed nicknames is “Rolex”, which I love (though I would’ve guessed “Swiss Army Knife” for obvious reasons.)
The 6-4, 210-pound Langura played prep ball in the state of Georgia at Furtuh Prep, helping the team to the state 2A finals as a junior. Langura also played on the U16 and U20 Swiss National Teams.
He didn’t play last season to fulfill his military requirement to Switzerland. Now, that requirement has kept him out until at least the latter half of the season.
Here’s a few highlights of Langura.
(Photo courtesy of University of Georgia athletics.)
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