Maryland sophomore guard Dion Wiley is expected to miss four months -- which likely equates to the entire 2015-16 season -- after undergoing successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, the program announced in a release.
Wiley injured the knee in practice last week and was held out of Friday's exhibition victory over Southern New Hampshire.
“I am really disappointed for Dion because he worked so hard in the offseason and was playing at a very high level,” head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement.
“This is a big loss for our team as Dion was expected to be our starting shooting guard. Our doctors were encouraged about the surgery and we know that Dion will work tirelessly to return to the court.”
Wiley averaged 4.1 points in 13.5 minutes per game last season while shooting 38 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three-point range. His season-high in points came Nov. 30 against VMI when he put up 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Coming out of high school, Wiley was part of Maryland’s heralded 2014 recruiting class that also included Melo Trimble, Jared Nickens, and Michal Cekovsky. He was rated as the No. 55 overall recruit in the class, a four-star recruit.
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