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Jamie Dixon on Jaylen Fisher: ‘I don’t see him playing for the foreseeable future’

Basketball Hall Of Fame Classic

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Jaylen Fisher #0 of the TCU Horned Frogs drives to the basket as he is guarded by Lindsey Drew #14 of the Nevada Wolf Pack during the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center on December 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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This is not the news that TCU fans wanted to hear.

Star guard Jaylen Fisher will be out for “the foreseeable future” due to continued swelling in his right knee. Fisher underwent surgery on the knee to repair a torn meniscus, the third surgery that he has dealt with during his time in Fort Worth.

“I don’t see him playing for the foreseeable future,” head coach Jamie Dixon told reporters on Monday. “There was swelling, they drained it and it’s still swelling. It’s just where we’re at. I can’t give you anymore than that. He’s obviously devastated and frustrated. It’s a meniscus surgery that just hasn’t gone as most go.”

Fisher is a difference maker for the Horned Frogs. He’s another playmaker that can join Alex Robinson in the backcourt, but he’s also a knockdown three-point shooter and a strong, tough athletic defender, which is something TCU could use. They are a better team when he’s around. They won eight straight games when he was healthy. They are 4-2 when he’s been out of the lineup and lost at home to Lipscomb when he was limited to just seven minutes with the knee issue.

Fisher has yet to play in the Big 12.