November 13, 2007

Who will step-up with Collins out?

Kansas fans received from frustrating news on Monday evening. At that time, Bill Self announced that sophomore guard Sherron Collins underwent successful surgery on his left foot. According to Self, Collins, KU's leading scorer, will be out of action for the next six weeks. What does this mean for the Jayhawks and who will have to step-up in his absence? Jayhawk Slant is here to answer those questions.

"The surgery was performed to correct a stress fracture that came to light this morning when Sherron was x-rayed," Self said. "Sherron sprained his ankle last night (in KU's 85-62 win against UMKC) and was very sensitive to touch after the game. The sprained ankle aggravated an existing stress fracture that required surgery."

"Sherron will be out of action for approximately six weeks but should be ready by the start of the New Year," Self said. "We all feel bad for Sherron because he has put forth so much effort to be in great condition this season as evidenced by his early play."

Through two games, Collins is KU's leading scorer with a 16-point average for the fourth-ranked Jayhawks, 2-0. The 5-foot-11 Chicago guard led all scorers with 22 points in the season opener against Louisiana at Monroe, including shooting 4-for-7 from three-point range.

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