Shumpert to miss 3-6 weeks with torn meniscus

Georgia Tech starting point guard Iman Shumpert will miss the next 3-6 weeks after surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus.

“They said that wear and tear contributed to it,” Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt told

Shumpert, who averaged 10.6 points and 5.0 assists as a freshman last season, had been struggling so far this season. He suffered an injury behind his knee in the preseason and re-aggravated it last weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Shumpert was averaging 8.3 points and 4.7 assists in six games this season.

Georgia Tech was 5-1 going into Saturday night’s home contest against USC.