UConn men's basketball forward Diarra has knee surgery, out 4-6 months

Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:45
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STORRS - UConn sophomore forward Mamadou Diarra underwent surgery Monday in Farmington to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Diarra’s in-jury occurred during workouts last week. An MRI revealed the torn meniscus.

“The surgery went very well and there were no surprises,” said James Doran, UConn’s athletic trainer. “Mamadou will begin rehab immediately and we would expect him to make a full recovery.”

Diarra’s rehab is expected to be between 4-6 months. That timetable could have him returning from the start of the season in November to late December, when the season resumes after fall exams.

Diarra (6 foot 8, 216 pounds) played in 31 games for the Huskies last season, averaging 2.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and shooting 54.8 percent while averaging 10.1 minutes a game

Diarra is in the mix in for minutes in the frontcourt along with sophomores Josh Carlton and Isaiah Whaley, grad transfer Kassoum Yakwe from St. John’s and seniors Eric Cobb and Kwintin Williams. Also in the group are small forwards Tyler Polley, a sophomore, and freshman Sidney Wilson.

Posted in New Britain Herald, UConn on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:45. Updated: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:48.