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Houston’s White out for year after injuring knee in workout

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 07 Houston at Temple

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 07: Houston Cougars forward Fabian White Jr. reacts with frustration at a referees call during the game between the Houston Cougars an the Temple Owls on January 07, 2020, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nicole Fridling/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) Houston forward Fabian White Jr. will have knee surgery this week and miss this season after injuring himself in a workout.

White was working out on his own this week when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees, an injury a spokesman for the school said was confirmed by an MRI on Tuesday.

White was one of two players on the team to start all 31 games last season, and he averaged 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds.

White will redshirt this season and have one year of eligibility remaining to play in the 2021-22 season.

“I feel badly for Fabian,” coach Kelvin Sampson said. “He had worked really hard to have a great senior season. Our thoughts are with him and his family, and we will do all we can to help him recover and have a great senior season in 2021-22.”


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