Thursday, February 12, 2009

UConn's Dyson Out Indefinitely

Devastating news for the Huskies today. Junior guard Jerome Dyson, a major factor in UConn's rise to No. 1 in the nation, is out indefinitely with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. Dyson will have surgery next week and is likely done for the year. Jim Calhoun hinted as much in a statement released by the school this afternoon.

"We are obviously all very disappointed for Jerome, who has been such a big part of why we are 23-1 and in first place in the Big East," Calhoun said. "I know that he will work hard in the offseason and be back next year as a major contributor to our future success. As for our team going forward this season, it is another challenge we will have to face."

Dyson, who was averaging 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists and leads the team with 44 steals, was injured early in Wednesday's 63-49 victory over Sryacuse. Freshman Kemba Walker, already averaging 8.8 points in 23.6 minutes per game, should assume an even larger role.

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