Sophomore point guard Travis King will miss five weeks of practice but no game time after suffering a stress fracture to his kneecap in a pickup basketball game Aug. 15.
King was playing in his hometown of New Haven, Conn., when he landed awkwardly after shooting a jump shoot.
“My knee kind of gave out,” King said. He added that he was glad the injury was not more serious considering that he could not initially lift his leg off the ground and had to be helped off the court.
He will start two weeks of rehabilitation near the end of September and said that doctors expect him to be 100 percent by Nov. 1. The Colonials begin their season Nov. 10 against Mount Saint Mary’s at Smith Center.
King said his knee is still a “little, little sore” but he has improved steadily since the injury.
King averaged 5.7 points and 2.4 assists in 22.2 minutes per game last year as the primary backup to departed senior Carl Elliott. King is expected to be the team’s starting point guard this year.
Last season, junior Cheyenne Moore missed the majority of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot and was ineffective when he did play.