You might recall that there was a big to-do last week when Georgetown's adorable mascot Jack the Bulldog suffered a torn "dog ACL" on Selection Sunday. At the time, the injury was taken as a bad omen for Georgetown's chances in the NCAA Tournament, even though Jack wasn't going to be traveling to Columbus with the team. (Nor would he have traveled to St. Louis if the Hoyas had made it that far).
Jack's keeper, Father Christopher Steck, has been very good about keeping the public updated on Jack's condition, and he was at it again Thursday afternoon.
Back from ortho surgeon; believes that 50-70% of Jack's ACL is torn.Unlikely, though possible, will heal.Surgery to repair recommended.— Christopher Steck (@CSteck) March 20, 2012
And one more update:
Because tear's partial, not vital that surgery's done immediately.Postponing it for 4 weeks so I can be fully present during recuperation.— Christopher Steck (@CSteck) March 20, 2012
So there we are. Assuming all goes well, and no complications ensue, odds are fairly good that Jack will be scampering around the Verizon Center floor during the 2012-13 season. And isn't that just a massive relief?