Holman could miss season after knee surgery

Mississippi State freshman Aric Holman could miss the 2015-16 season after knee surgery. (AP Photo/John Flavell)

Mississippi State freshman Aric Holman could miss the 2015-16 season after knee surgery. (AP Photo/John Flavell)

Mississippi State’s already thin frontcourt just got thinner as freshman forward Aric Holman will undergo potential season-ending surgery on his left knee this week.

The microfracture surgery is to correct a patellofemoral disorder and is expected to keep Holman off the court for four months. At that time, he will be evaluated to see if he can suit up for SEC play or will redshirt.

I really hate this for Aric,” MSU coach Ben Howland said. “He has worked so hard this summer to improve and prepare for college basketball. I know he’ll do everything he can to recover and put himself in a position to come back stronger.”

The 6-foot-10, 195-pounder from Owensboro, Ky., was a four-star prospect and averaged 15.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.9 blocks as a high school senior.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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