Memphis forward D.J. Jeffries out 4-6 weeks with knee injury
That timetable puts Jeffries’ availability for the rest of the regular season in doubt. Memphis (16-5, 5-3 American Athletic Conference) closes the regular season March 8 at No. 21 Houston.
The injury prevented Jeffries from playing Saturday in a 70-63 victory over Connecticut.
Jeffries averages 10.8 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Tigers. He has made 12 starts.
The 6-foot-7 forward’s injury is the latest setback for Memphis’ highly touted freshman class.
James Wiseman, the nation’s No. 1 prospect in his high school class, played just three games for Memphis before leaving school while in the midst of a 12-game suspension to prepare for the NBA draft. The NCAA handed down the suspension because Memphis coach Penny Hardaway paid Wiseman’s family $11,500 to assist in a move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017, before the Tigers had hired Hardaway as coach.
Freshman guard Lester Quinones Jr. missed five games with a broken hand earlier this season.