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Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland Suffers Knee Injury

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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.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland Suffers Knee Injury



  1. terwilliger
    11:55 am November 24, 2018 Permalink

    He’ll be back in time to tear UK a new arse hole.



  2. Kat4Life
    12:07 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

    He is arguably one of the top five point guards in America. Hope he makes a quick and full recovery, ideally a couple days after the Kentucky game



  3. Kernel Sanders
    12:10 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

    His recovery time will vary depending on his draft stock? So do potential NBA lottery picks project to heal faster or slower than walk ons? Uhhh what?



    • runningunnin.454
      12:43 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

      Think it means, as a potential lottery pick, he may decide not to return to college ball.



    • Bobbum Man
      1:04 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

      Meaning he’s a projected lottery pick so he’s more than likely going to take his time if he does come back at all



    • JASUN74
      4:57 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

      You’re all right. I don’t know what I think about it personally. I’m sure if I was a projected first round draft pick, and had a injury like that, i would have to have a serious discussion with the family. That kid is a warrior though so I bet anything he plays the very first day they clear him. Also, that is why he will move up the draft board. I sure hope the best for him and praying for a quick recovery. Good luck Darius.



  4. sincitycat
    12:16 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

    Wishing him a quick and complete recovery.



  5. N-UR-i
    1:12 pm November 24, 2018 Permalink

    Damn that sucks. Hate it for the guy. Hope he heals super quick.