College Basketball

Spencer Dinwiddie Injury: Updates on Colorado Star's Knee and Recovery

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R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IJanuary 12, 2014

Updates from Monday, Jan. 13

Jeff Goodman of ESPN has a major update on Spencer Dinwiddie's injured knee:

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

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