Augusta, GA (WJBF) — Former Augusta State Jaguar and current professional basketball player Garret Siler is back hosting his annual youth basketball camp this week in Augusta, but he’s not moving around at the camp as well as he’d like to. Siler suffered a torn acl 4 months ago.
The 29-year-old Siler uses a large cane to help him walk around. He had surgery 4 weeks ago and is currently in the early stages of about a 5 month rehab process. He actually called the injury a blessing in disguise because he says now he basically has a new knee. He expects to be ready for his next basketball season and plans to return to his same team in Venezuela because as he says, “they paid for my surgery.”
While Siler wasn’t able to move around at his camp as well as he’d like, most of the campers were. Siler said about 80 kids were out at Episcopal Day School on Tuesday for day 2 of the 5 day camp. The money raised from camp dues go towards the BigGHoops Foundation that helps provide Christmas meals to needy families in the Augusta area.