MSU’s Wendell Lewis out until December

8TB6_MSU_primary_logoBrad Locke/Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State basketball senior Wendell Lewis will be out until at least December because of a second knee surgery.

The 6-foot-9 center, who missed most of last season with a fractured right knee, had surgery last week after the knee began hurting and swelling. The fracture had reopened, so new pins were inserted, and as an extra precaution, Lewis received a bone graft from his hip to keep the knee fused together.

Lewis originally injured the knee early last season, limiting him to eight games. The SEC granted him an extra season of eligibility via a medical hardship request.

Lewis averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season before getting hurt.