Updates from Monday, Jan. 13
Jeff Goodman of ESPN has a major update on Spencer Dinwiddie's injured knee:
Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie has a torn ACL. Surgery is Tuesday.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 13, 2014
Spencer Dinwiddie, a junior guard for the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team, suffered a left knee injury Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12 that took him out of a game against the Washington Huskies.
The injury is believed to be season-ending, according to Kyle McCall of BuffZone.com:
FWIW #CUBuffs radio broadcast said Spencer Dinwiddie was overheard telling teammates he’s done for year, they’ll have to do it without him— Kyle McCall (@kyle_mccall) January 12, 2014
Kevin Pelton of ESPN also reported the news. Though he didn't issue whether the star guard would be on the shelf for the season, he provided head coach Tad Boyle's synopsis of the situation:
No diagnosis yet on Spencer Dinwiddie but Tad Boyle says his gut feeling isn't good.— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) January 12, 2014
Sports Illustrated's Chris Johnson provided an additional statement from Boyle:
The extent of the injury should be revealed Monday, when Dinwiddie is scheduled to have an MRI exam.
“My gut is not good. But we’ll see. If he’s out, he’s out,” Boyle said after the game. “I just feel so bad for the kid because he’s worked so hard.”
After the game, Christian Caple of the Tacoma News Tribune had more on Dinwiddie's status after the game:
Spencer Dinwiddie walking out of Hec Ed with a heavy-duty brace on his left knee.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) January 12, 2014
As for a possible diagnosis, the team said that Dinwiddie will undergo tests Monday to determine the severity of the injury, via Percy Allen of the Seattle Times:
Colorado official said they'll know severity of Spencer Dinwiddie left knee injury after medical tests on Monday.— Percy Allen (@percyallen) January 12, 2014
The junior was not only the leading scorer for the Buffaloes, with an average of 15.2 points per game, but he was also the catalyst for the team's success and one of the main reasons for Colorado's rise into the polls at No. 15 in the country.
As for the impact that the injury had on the team, Rob Dauster of NBC Sports gave a little bit of insight into how important Dinwiddie's play was for the Buffaloes with this reaction:
Oh no, oh no, oh no. Spencer Dinwiddie is down for Colorado grabbing his left knee. Non-contact injury as he planted.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) January 12, 2014
While the initial reports don't look great for Colorado, the news of Dinwiddie being out for the rest of the season has not been confirmed, so there is always a chance it's not as bad as initially believed. When more information is availble about Dinwiddie's injury, it will be added to this story.