Maryland basketball freshman Chol Marial will have surgery Sept. 4 for a stress fracture in both legs.
The 7’2 freshman will likely miss the next three to four months, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“Chol battled through injuries over the last few years in high school and we are glad to find a resolution that will provide him with the proper medical care he needs,” coach Mark Turgeon said in a press release. “Our top priority is ensuring Chol is able to not only return to the court, but lead a healthy life well beyond basketball. We are confident Chol will make a full recovery and look forward to his return.”
Marial recently arrived on campus after signing with the program on May 6, 2019. He was ranked as the second best player in Arizona by ESPN after averaging 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks per game in high school, and he boasts a 7’11 wingspan.
He wasn’t expected to start for Maryland, but his unique size would have provided a great asset off the bench. It seems as though he’ll be back around when Maryland starts Big Ten play if all goes according to plan.