On Thursday night, coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball team, Kevin Stallings, stated that center Josh Henderson likely tore both his ACL and MCL, and will get MRIs as soon as possible.
Henderson suffered the injury at 11:15 of the first half of Vanderbilt’s 69-67 win over Marshall, right after back-to-back blocks by his teammates on a Marshall fast break.
Henderson, a junior, was averaging 7.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 21.3 minutes per game this season.
Damian Jones and James Siakam scored 15 points apiece to lead the Commodores (5-3) on Thursday night. Kareem Canty led the Thundering Herd (4-4) with 18 points.
Dai-Jon Parker sank a 3-pointer just inside the final minute to give Vanderbilt a 69-65 lead after Canty’s 3-pointer had cut what had been a 13-point lead to 66-65. Shawn Smith sank his final two free throws, and Marshall had a chance to tie it before Siakam stole the ball.
Vanderbilt still won the game, but they lost a key player on their roster, quite possibly for the whole season if his injury is as serious as originally thought.