Maryland basketball sophomore guard Dion Wiley has a torn right meniscus, The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs reports. Wiley will undergo surgery in the coming days.
Dion Wiley has a torn right meniscus. Set to have surgery in Baltimore this week. No word on how long he will be out.— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) November 7, 2015
Wiley didn't play in Maryland's season-opening exhibition victory against Southern New Hampshire on Friday night. He'd developed swelling around his right knee after practice on Thursday and had an MRI earlier in the day Friday.
A torn meniscus is more common in football than basketball. The report linked there suggests an average recovery period (albeit for NBA players) of six weeks, but that can vary according to the severity of the tear.
In the meantime, Wiley is a loss, but Maryland is situated well to overcome his absence. Rasheed Sulaimon and Jared Nickens are shooting guards like Wiley, and Melo Trimble, Jaylen Brantley and Jake Layman can all spend time at that position, too. Wiley's injury is unfortunate, though, for both his development and Maryland's backcourt depth.