Kansas loses Taylor to torn meniscus

No. 13 Kansas will be without starting guard Tyshawn Taylor for about three weeks after he tore the meniscus and sprained the MCL in his right knee.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self disclosed the injury after their 78-67 win over second-ranked Ohio State on Saturday. Taylor played despite the injury, which he sustained in practice early in the week, and finished with nine points and a career-high 13 assists in 35 minutes.

Self said he discussed the injury with team doctors and it was decided that Taylor wouldn’t do any additional damage to the knee if he played through the pain.

He’ll have surgery Sunday. Self said the normal recovery period is about three weeks, which means Taylor could be back for the start of Big 12 play on Jan. 4 against Kansas State.