Illinois four-star freshman guard Jalen Coleman-Lands has a stress fracture in his leg and will miss the team’s summer trip to Europe in August. Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the injury.
Fighting Illini head coach John Groce offered a brief statement on his player’s injury.
“After experiencing pain in his left leg, Jalen was diagnosed with a stress fracture,” Illinois head coach John Groce said in the release. “His health is our number one priority, so we are holding him out of all on-court activities indefinitely. We will re-evaluate his status heading into fall preseason training.”
Hopefully, Coleman-Lands can recover quickly and get back on the court soon. The plan was for him to offer scoring depth behind Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill, and Illinois already experienced a huge loss when last year’s leading scorer and rebounder Rayvonte Rice graduated.
If he can heal quickly and get back on the court soon, Illinois could definitely be a dark horse in the Big Ten.
Campus Sports will update Coleman-Lands’ recovery as it progresses.
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