Just 10 days after arthroscopic knee surgery that was supposed to sideline him for 3 to 6 weeks, Villanova senior forward Shane Clark make a surprising return to the lineup Monday night.
Clark had eight points on 3-for-5 from the floor and one rebound in 16 minutes in the Wildcats' easy 107-68 win over Fordham.
"We had a film session yesterday and Shane came in from a doctor visit and said he was good to go," coach Jay Wright said in his postgame press conference. "Our trainer wasn't in there at that point so I said `We'll see.' I thought maybe Shane was just saying that, but I was shocked we got him back as early as tonight.
"He had a choice to play through this all year and could have done that but since it was such a minor procedure he made that choice. Shane was a little out of shape but it was great to get him minutes tonight. He makes such a difference for us. He is so smart and experienced and does all the little things. It was great to have him out there."