Preseason injuries are beginning to mount up across the conference. Austin Peay senior point guard Jerome Clyburn is expected be out a month after suffering a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
Clyburn was injured during Sunday’s practice. The Orange Park native underwent an MRI and the tear was revealed. He will undergo surgery, Wednesday.
Clyburn started 26 games in 2011-12, averaging 6.3 ppg and 2.8 apg.
According to Austin Peay Sports Information, with Clyburn out the point guard duties will shift to freshman AJ Lynch, who performed well (11.3 ppg) in Canada, and sophomore Herdie Lawrence (3.7 ppg), who ended the 2011-12 season as a starter.