Washington Huskies forward Jernard Jarreau, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the UW announced Wednesday.
Jarreau injured his right knee just 1:35 into Sunday’s season-opener against Seattle University while attempting a layup. He stole the ball from Isiah Umipig, dribbled toward the hoop and landed awkwardly amid tight defensive pressure from Umipig, who was called for a flagrant foul.
It’s not clear if Jarreau, who has already redshirted, can regain a year of eligibility. He’ll have to apply to the NCAA for a sixth-year waiver, if he so chooses.
Jarreau, a native of New Orleans, will have surgery “in the coming weeks,” according to a release from UW.
He scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in UW’s exhibition win over Central Washington a week ago, and began the season as the Huskies’ starting power forward. Coach Lorenzo Romar had singled out Jarreau as one of the most improved players from last year’s team.
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