CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami sophomore guard Davon Reed underwent surgery on his left lower extremity Thursday and is expected to be sidelined four to six months, head coach Jim Larrañaga announced Friday.
"Davon Reed sustained a left lower extremity injury during an offseason basketball workout on Tuesday," said Alana Brown, assistant athletic trainer at Miami. "Dr. Michael Baraga performed successful surgery on Davon, who will be sidelined for four to six months."
In his rookie season, Reed started 10 games, averaging 6.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.7 minutes. In a pair of ACC Tournament games, he averaged 11.5 points off the bench, hitting 50 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from long distance.
"We feel bad for Davon," said head coach Jim Larrañaga. "He is a very hard worker who has improved his game and strength over the summer. He is very versatile and we were counting on him to play multiple positions this season. He has an important role on our team and we have confidence that Miami’s top-notch medical staff will help him return to basketball as soon as possible."
Miami faces Eckerd College in an exhibition game on Nov. 6, then opens the non-conference schedule on Nov. 14 against Howard in Coral Gables. Game times will be announced at a later date.
Our take: This is a HUGE loss. Reed brings a lot of versatility on offense and was an excellent defender as a freshman. Miami can overcome the loss from a scoring perspective because of Sheldon McClellan, Deandre Burnett, and others. But they really need the size that Reed brought to the 3 and even sometimes the 4 spot. Looks for freshman James Palmer to see even more time on the floor now, because of his size. McClellan will also have to play even more minutes than initially expected.