M. Basketball: Briefs: King out for season, Diggs to get x-rays

Diggs to have wrist X-rayed

Junior forward Robert Diggs told The Hatchet he will have X-rays taken on his swollen wrist Monday. Diggs, the team’s primary offensive threat in the post, has been playing despite suffering the injury early in the season. The injury flared up after the team’s Nov. 14 win over BU, Diggs said.

King out for the season

Sophomore Travis King will have surgery Monday to repair a fractured kneecap and will miss the rest of the season, the point guard told The Hatchet Sunday.

The New Haven, Conn., native will apply to the NCAA for a medical redshirt for the remainder of the season – which will give him three years of eligibility when he returns next season. King originally suffered the injury during a pick-up basketball game over the summer in Connecticut, forcing him to miss the team’s first game of the season.

King played one minute Nov. 14 against Boston University before leaving the game after feeling what he described as “a pop.” Last year, he averaged 5.7 points and 2.4 assists in 22.2 minutes per game as the primary backup to Carl Elliott.

Reached at his home Sunday night, head coach Karl Hobbs declined comment.

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