OXFORD – Stefan Moody is the player Ole Miss basketball can’t afford to lose unless it’s right now, and it is.
The school announced Monday that Moody will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his lower left leg.
A rising senior from Kissimmee, Fla., Moody was discovered by Ole Miss medical staff to have a crack in his tibia. Surgery to “repair and reinforce” the fracture was immediate, the school said in a news release.
Moody, a first-team All-SEC selection by both the Associated Press and the coaches last year, is expected to be 100 percent ready for the start of fall camp in mid-October. A 12-week absence would have him full go by some time in early September, possibly earlier.
“Stef suffered a tibial stress that our medical staff discovered and repaired as soon as it was diagnosed,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said in the release. “Although we hate that he had to go through the surgery and (will go) through the subsequent rehab, Stef is a very strong young man who we expect to make a complete recovery before the start of team workouts in the fall.”