Injury Update: Krampelj’s Out…on deck Manny Suarez.
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Martin Krampelj went down late in the 1st half vs Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Reported today as a torn ACL of his left knee. He was having a great season to date and was potentially in the running for conference honors. He’s out for the season now and leaves Toby Hegner, Manny Suarez, and Ronnie Harrell up front. This is the 2nd straight season with a significant injury to a starter (Watson last season). Frosh Jacob Epperson had minor surgery on one knee earlier and his status is currently unknown, although he was being held out for a RS season this year.
On deck…Manny Suarez. Manny is averaging 9.5 mpg, although he saw significant minutes during the non-conference slate. Manny tallied double digit minutes against Alcorn, Northwestern, UCLA, and a couple of other games. His minutes dropped significantly once the conference slate began.
Manny was brought in as a grad transfer to provide insurance against such injury(ies) in the post. Now he will get his shot. I am confident he will provide ample replacement defensively for Martin. Grab some rebounds, block a few shots, and score when the game flow allows and the PGs get him the rock. He doesn’t need to play hero ball, just play within the offense. Manny is a widebody and has good touch. Stay within the offense and flow – he should provide sufficient replacement to avoid a big dropoff in the paint.
The Jays play @Providence on Saturday, 20Jan18.
Go Manny – #RollJays