Isaac Haas underwent successful surgery to repair his fractured right elbow, he said Monday. Haas, who was injured in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tweeted that the “surgery went great” and he was on his way back to a “perfectly normal arm and career.”
Isaac Haas undergoes successful surgery on fractured elbow
Thank you for all the prayers and blessings! Surgery went great and I’m on my way back to a perfectly normal arm and career! 😊
— Isaac Haas (@theoriginalhaas) March 26, 2018
Haas’ collegiate career came to an end March 16 when he landed hard on his elbow in Purdue’s opening-round win against Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA Tournament. Haas’ potential return was a great source of speculation as Purdue continued a run to the Sweet 16. Some Boilermakers’ engineering students even came up with an NCAA-approved elbow brace for Haas, but the 7-foot-2 senior was not able to play in another game.
The recovery time for Haas’ surgery is two or three months, according to Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier. This timetable means that Haas would likely not be able to participate in the 2018 NBA Combine from May 16-20. Even if Haas goes undrafted, he would probably get the chance to participate in NBA Summer League in July.
— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) March 26, 2018
Haas averaged 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season.