LAWRENCE, Kansas – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday forward Dwight Coleby tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee and will miss the 2015-16 season.
“Dwight tore his ACL last Friday (Sept. 25) during a light team workout,” Self said. “It was a non-contact injury that was unfortunate for him, particularly because he came here this year to practice against our guys and get better. Even though it is a setback for him, through hard work, he’ll come back and he’ll be stronger than he ever has been by this time next year.”
Self said Coleby will have surgery on the ACL the week of Oct. 11 to give the knee the opportunity for swelling to go down between now and then.
“This is my first knee injury and I will do everything I can to get back to 100 percent,” Coleby said. “I have had great support from everyone since this happened and look forward to getting back as soon as possible.”
A Nassau, Bahamas, native, Coleby (6-9, 240) played in all 34 games for Ole Miss in 2014-15, including three starts, where he averaged 5.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 16.5 minutes for the Rebels who finished 21-13 overall, tied for third in the SEC with an 11-7 record and lost to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a freshman in 2013-14, Coleby started four of 28 games for Ole Miss and averaged 2.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 10.4 minutes per game.