December 19, 2008

Ole Miss loses point guard to knee injury

The University of Mississippi has lost point guard Chris Warren for the rest of the 2008-09 basketball season because of a two torn left knee ligaments.

The 5-foot-10 inch sophomore from Orlando, Fla., suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a sprained medial meniscus ligament during the last play in Thursday night's 77-68 loss to ninth-ranked Louisville.

During a layup, Warren, the Rebels' second-leading scorer, landed hard on the knee and had to be helped off the floor by training staff members.

An MRI Friday revealed the extent of the injury.

We're obviously very disappointed for Chris, said Coach Andy Kennedy on the school's Web site. I feel terrible that he will be unable to finish this season.

Warren, a preseason All-SEC first team selection by league coaches and a career 37 percent three-point shooter, was averaging 19.6 points per game, fourth-best in the Southeastern Conference.

Before he was hurt, he also recorded his 200th career assist.