Posted Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:15 p.m. Pops Mensah-Bonsu missed the first three games of the season and will miss the last three games of the season.
The No. 6 Colonials will be without Mensah-Bonsu for at least a couple of weeks after the senior standout suffered a partially torn meniscus during Wednesday night’s game against La Salle.
GW Sports Information Director Brad Bower confirmed the extent of Mensah-Bonsu’s injury late Thursday afternoon. While the possibility remains that Mensah-Bonsu can return, it is unknown at what point that will be possible.
Mensah-Bonsu, whose ankles have also been bothering him this season, did not play the second half of Wednesday night’s game. Mensiscus is cartilage located in the knee joints. An unspecified NCAA rules violation forced the center/forward to miss the season’s first three games.
The injury is a big blow to the Colonials, who hold the nation’s longest winning streak at 15 games. Mensah-Bonsu was averaging 13.1 points and 7.1 rebounds going into the game against LaSalle.
Three regular season games remain for GW, the first of which comes Saturday against Fordham in New York. The Atlantic 10 Tournament starts March 8, two weeks from yesterday, Wednesday; GW will get a bye in the first round and will play its first game March 9, two weeks from today, Thursday.
Will Dempster and Jake Sherman contributed to this report
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