Maryland sophomore guard Dion Wiley has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery to repair the injury this week, CSN has confirmed. The timetable for his return has not yet been determined.
The news was first reported by Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun. The program has also confirmed the news in a release.
Wiley injured the knee in practice on Thursday and was held out of the team’s exhibition win over Southern New Hampshire on Friday night. He sat with the team on the bench during the victory.
"I’m so disappointed for Dion because he has made significant strides this offseason," Turgeon said in a release.
"Dion has matured, worked hard in the offseason and has really come on strong this fall. I know Dion will be determined to return from this setback and continue to be an integral part of our basketball program."
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.