The College basketball season is not even two weeks old, but one team has already lost a key player to a season-ending injury. It’s been tough stretch for the Washington Huskies over the past two seasons. They’ve been left out of the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons, and their hopes of making it back there this season took a hit Sunday after forward Jernard Jarreau tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which will cause him to miss the rest of the season. The injury occurred less than two minutes into the Huskies’ season opener.
Washington announced the results of an MRI on Jarreau’s injured knee Wednesday morning. Jarreau was injured when he went down awkwardly on a breakaway with 18:25 left in the first half of the opener against Seattle on Sunday.
The Huskies were expecting big things from Jarreau. He was expected to be a starter or at-worst, a key rotational player, The second-year man out of New Orleans scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Huskies’ exhibition win over Central Washington.