July 16, 2010


All-American Rendon suffers ankle injury


Rice All-America third baseman Anthony Rendon (left) suffered a fracture-dislocation of the right ankle on Wednesday while playing with Team USA against Korea at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.


The 2010 Dick Howser Trophy winner as national player of the year, Rendon was injured in the first inning as he was picked off of first base and tried to avoid a tag in a rundown between first and second.


Rendon was scheduled to return to Houston on Friday for evaluation and surgery.


This past season for the Owls, Rendon batted .394 with 26 home runs and 85 RBI. He had 83 runs, 65 walks, a slugging percentage of .801 and an on-base percentage of .530. Rendon led Rice to its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, its 16th straight 40-win season and 15th straight conference championship. 


Rendon also had his freshman season at Rice halted by an ankle injury in the second inning of the final Super Regional game at LSU.


(photos courtesy of Rice Media Relations Office)