Miami Hurricanes guard Davon Reed out four to six months

Miami Hurricanes guard Davon Reed averaged 6.6 points in 32 games last season as a freshman.

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University of Miami sophomore guard Davon Reed underwent surgery on a left lower extremity that will sideline him for four to six months, according to head coach Jim Larranaga.

A statement released by the athletic department said he sustained the injury during an offseason basketball workout on Tuesday. Dr. Michael Baraga performed a "successful surgery."

As a freshman, Reed averaged 6.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 20.7 minutes in 32 games (10 starts). In two Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament games, he averaged 11.5 points and knocked down 50 percent of his shots off the bench.

"We feel bad for Davon," Larranaga said in a statement. "He is a very hard worker who has improved his game and strength over the summer. He is very versatile and we were counting on him to play multiple positions this season. He has an important role on our team and we have confidence that Miami’s top-notch medical staff will help him return to basketball as soon as possible."

Last season, two true freshmen — Corn Elder and Deandre Burnett — sat out with injuries.

The Hurricanes host Eckerd College in an exhibition game Nov. 6 before opening their non-conference schedule eight days later against Howard at the BankUnited Center.

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