One of the SEC’s brightest young stars has suffered a significant injury.
Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland injured his left leg two minutes into the game against Kent State. Without Garland, the Commodores fell 77-75. The school announced Garland suffered meniscus injury and is out indefinitely.
Vanderbilt provided no further details, but typical recovery from a meniscus injury is six to eight weeks. That could vary based on Garland’s draft stock.
A five-star McDonald’s All-American from Nashville, Garland scored 33 points earlier in the week. Before the injury Garland was a projected lottery pick and averaged 16.2 points per game.
Kentucky hosts Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena on January 12.