Head coach Andy Kennedy announced Monday that the Ole Miss Rebels will be without star guard Stefan Moody for roughly eight to 12 weeks after the first-team All SEC selection underwent surgery to repair a fractured left tibia.
Moody, a senior-to-be, discovered the injury last week and immediately had surgery to repair the damaged left leg.
“Stef suffered a tibial stress that our medical staff discovered and repaired as soon as it was diagnosed,” Kennedy said, via the school’s official website. “Although we hate that he had to go through the surgery and subsequent rehab, Stef is a very strong young man, who we expect to make a complete recovery before the start of team workouts in the fall.”
Rebels fans shouldn’t worry to much as Moody is expected to make a full recovery in time for the team’s fall training camp. A season ago, Moody averaged 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game earning him one of the few spots on the All-SEC first team not held by a Kentucky Wildcat.
The Florida Atlantic transfer guided Ole Miss to a second round appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and more is expected from the dynamic guard.
Despite being a bit undersized, Moody has proved to opponents he’s capable of scoring on anyone and could find himself in contention for a spot in the 2016 NBA Draft if he’s able to develop the remaining parts of his game.
Still, Moody must continue to improve and a big senior season would go a long ways for his draft hopes.
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