Monday, November 12, 2007

Collins Out 6 weeks!


KU guard Collins to miss six weeks following foot surgery
By Gary Bedore
November 12, 2007

Gary Bedore's video podcast on Sherron Collins' stress fracture
Journal-World KU men's basketball beat writer Gary Bedore sits down and fields some questions from J-W sports editor Tom Keegan to give some insight on sophomore guard Sherron Collins' left foot stress fracture. Bedore discusses how long he could be out, when Brandon Rush could return in light of this and who are the ones needing to pick up the slack in Collins' absence.

Kansas University sophomore point guard Sherron Collins, who rolled his ankle in Sunday’s 85-62 victory over UMKC, had surgery on Monday to repair a stress fracture in the fiftth metatarsal of his left foot.
The surgery went well, KU coach Bill Self reported, and Collins is expected to miss six weeks.
“Everything went great,” Self said. “They had to put a screw in there, we’re looking at it as six weeks. It realistically is a six-week process. The doctors said it’s a six-week deal to heal.”
Collins, through two games this season, is the team's leading scorer, averaging 16 points per game. He also totaled 10 assists and six steals in the contest. His seven rebounds Sunday night against UMKC were a career-high. During the second half of that game, he turned his left ankle while driving to the basket. He was assisted to the locker room moments later, but came back to finish the game on the floor.
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  1. A big story no doubt.

    But did you see that Deron scooped you on this one? He is in the news game, after all.

    So what's your impression of the first games, JSJ? Were we "ragged"? Did we "struggle"?

  2. Oops. Here's the scoop link.

  3. Damn those journalists. Well I can still hang my hat on breaking B Rush's baby momma. That story is still top secret in the local media.

    I didn't get to see the 3rd game, but in the first two we played okay. Arthur has clearly made a step up (which we needed) and Aldridge looks okay.

    I'm pretty worried though about suffering through some scoring droughts. We just don't have enough guys right now that cause serious matchup problems for opposing D's. Wright was a guy who always did that. Rush can do it, but we need a healthy rush. Collins could score when we were in a drought too, mostly because of his hyper-aggressive play.

    IMO, we are going to take a few stunning L's this year that the national press berate us with until we get all healed up.

  4. Thanks for the credit, Yancy. (I simply chose to ignore the baby-momma story, as the media did with JFK's dalliances).

    Chalmers-Arthur is still a pretty dangerous one-two scoring punch. It's just a new challenge; we've never had to rely on them before.

    If we're lucky, Arizona could be the only big game sans both Sherron and Brandon -- and in that one, we'll have the Fieldhouse as our sixth man. USC still worries me, despite the fact that they recently became the latest victim in this flurry of early-season upsets; Rush may play in that one, but rust could be a factor.

    If we just play good defense we can compete with anyone, depleted roster or not. The problem is that Rush is our best defender and he may be a step slow even when he comes back. (But let's not forget that Russell, Mario and Darnell are pretty damn good on D as well, and so is Rod Stewart, according to Self.)