Alabama guard Steele to forego remainder of season
Senior Ronald Steele has been suffering from plantar fasciitis
He sat out the entire 2007-08 season after undergoing surgery
Steele leaves Alabama with a 1,113 career points, 453 assists
Alabama senior guard Ronald Steele, whose career began with great promise, has decided to forgo the rest of the season, Crimson Tide coach Mark Gottfried announced Tuesday.
Steele has been suffering from plantar fasciitis and sat out the entire 2007-08 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees. His final game came Jan. 11 against LSU.
"This is a very difficult time for Ron as his injuries have been very unfortunate and difficult for him," Gottfried said in a release. "I'll always be indebted to his contributions to our program and the University of Alabama and wish him the very best in his future endeavors."
Steele earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2005-06, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 assists per game. He leaves Alabama with career totals of 1,113 points and 453 assists for his career. He is one of two players in school history to have recorded over 1,000 points and 400 assists.
Steele averaged 12.9 points and 3.7 assists in 15 games this season. In the Tide's 88-77 victory over Georgia Tech, he scored 23 points and had 10 assists.
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