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UMass guard Jesse Morgan may miss rest of season

Jesse Morgan, Kwamain Mitchell

Massachusetts’ Jesse Morgan, left, yells as he loses control while colliding with Saint Louis’ Kwamain Mitchell, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in St. Louis. Morgan left the game with an injury after the play and Saint Louis went on to win 70-62. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


UMass suffered a massive blow over the weekend when Jesse Morgan injured his knee against St. Louis on Saturday evening.

The junior guard drove to his right and came to a jump stop, but when he did, his right knee buckled. It looked really bad when it happened, but the initial reports that came back said that Morgan had simply sprained the knee. Not so. On Tuesday, the worst fears were confirmed:

Morgan was the second-leading scorer for the Minutemen, who had hopes of finishing in the top four in the Atlantic 10 this season. He will undergo surgery next month and, obviously, miss the rest of this season.