Melvin Ejim, a senior forward at Iowa State is expected to be out until at least December following a hyperextension of his left knee, which he did during practice. According to the Associated Press,
The Cyclones say that Ejim, a preseason All-Big 12 pick and the league’s top rebounder last season, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Ejim’s absence will be a huge blow for Iowa State to overcome during its non-conference schedule. The Cyclones will likely face No. 7 Michigan, BYU and Auburn without Ejim, who also led the Big 12 with 15 double-doubles last season.
Ejim is ranked 72 on CBSSports’ 100 best college basketball players, so it is safe to assume that he will be missed on the court. Iowa State will begin its journey for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance on November 10. The Cyclones will take on UNC-Wilmington, and will be playing with one starter from last season, Georges Niang,
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