Stefan Moody, Ole Miss’ leading scorer, will be sidelined for at least up to two months, as he is recovering from leg surgery after it was discovered last week he had a fracture in his left tibia. His time line for recovery is 8-12 weeks, which would at least put him on pace to return for fall practice.
Ole Miss’ athletic website issued a statement on Monday:
“Stef suffered a tibial stress that our medical staff discovered and repaired as soon as it was diagnosed,” Kennedy said. “Although we hate that he had to go through the surgery and subsequent rehab, Stef is a very strong young man, who we expect to make a complete recovery before the start of team workouts in the fall.”
A first team All-SEC selection a year ago, Moody tied for the league lead in scoring in conference games at 18.6 ppg and was recently praised as “one of the most fun players to watch in all of college basketball,” by ESPN.com.
Moody, a senior-to-be, is coming off a fantastic season in which he also averaged 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting a sterling .903 percent from the free-throw line and .351 percent from the three-point line, while leading Ole Miss to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. As the Rebels’ heart and soul, here’s hoping Moody can be ready to contribute by the time the 2015-16 season starts.