Archive for Thursday, October 22, 2009

Withey out four to six weeks with knee injury

Transfer Jeff Withey looks on from the bench during the second half of the Jayhawks’ Jan. 13 game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Transfer Jeff Withey looks on from the bench during the second half of the Jayhawks’ Jan. 13 game at Allen Fieldhouse.

October 22, 2009

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— Kansas freshman center Jeff Withey will miss four to six weeks of practice after suffering a stress fracture in his right knee earlier this week in practice, KU coach Bill Self said at Thursday's Big 12 media day at the Sprint Center.

"He slightly fractured it two days ago," Self said. "It's something with his kneecap or his tibia. It's not a major injury, but it's one that's nagging. He'll be back in a little bit, by Dec. 1 is what they tell me."

Withey, a 7-foot transfer from Arizona, will not be eligible to play in games until the conclusion of first semester in mid-December.

Comments

cg1029 5 years, 8 months ago

He has 7 semesters of elegiblity left. He has to sit out first semester as a transfer and is eligible once classes end in December.

Armen Kurdian 5 years, 8 months ago

When someone sits out due to a transfer, am I correct in saying it doesn't mean they are forfeiting a year of eligibility, it just means they postpone it?

Larry Bauerle Jr. 5 years, 8 months ago

He will have 8 semesters left, but obviously would not come back for the first semester of a 5th year.

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