Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Scott Martin could be watching his college basketball career coming to an end. According to the Chicago Tribune, Martin will be out of action for the next two to three weeks because of recurring pain in his knee. Unfortunately for Martin, the pain could keep him out for the rest of the season.
Last may, Martin was granted a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA that allowed him to play for Notre Dame this season.
On the season, Martin had been a solid contributor for the Fighting Irish. Martin has 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. His absence will now leave Notre Dame coach Mike Brey looking to find a replacement that can take Martin’s spot in the rotation.
“Yesterday for me, I was like, how are we going to play?” Brey said. “I still don’t have those answers. I think you’ll see a little bit of everything on Saturday.
“If they have to play their way into it a little bit, the young guys, we can do that. There’s a lot of games left. If we have to learn on the fly for a while to have what need to have in February, that’s what we have to do.”
If this is the end for Martin, it is an unfortunate end to his collegiate career. There is nothing you hate to see more than a young man watching his career come to an end from the sidelines. Hopefully he will be able to suit up once again after these next two to three weeks pass.