Elston suffers torn meniscus, will have surgery

Update: Indiana issued the following statement on Twitter late Wednesday night: “Derek Elston suffered torn meniscus in left knee, re-aggravated old h.s.injury at Hoosier Hysteria, surgery Friday. Will begin rehab immediately and is expected to return. With Coach, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, Cody Zeller at Big Ten Media Day.”

Indiana senior forward Derek Elston has suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery and force him to miss several weeks of the regular season.

The news was first reported by Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana and Inside the Hall has confirmed the report.

Elston is expected to have surgery to repair the injury this week.

The 6-foot-8 senior averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game a season ago as the Hoosiers went 27-9 and reached the Sweet 16.

Indiana freshman forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea and junior forward Will Sheehey both missed Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday with foot problems, but neither injury is considered serious.

Elston played with a mask for part of his junior season after suffering a broken nose and had surgery to repair a sports hernia after his sophomore season.

The Tipton native also had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on May 22, 2008, which forced him to miss the final summer of his AAU career.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com firedad

    I love Elston. I believe he can be our Jarrad Odle for this years tournament run.

  • Jethro Troll

    Yeah. By all accounts Elston’s hair is still hanging in there, despite the torn meniscus. But it’s still early.

  • Jethro Troll

    Yeah. By all accounts Elston’s hair is still hanging in there, despite the torn meniscus. But it’s still early.

  • Hoosierfan88

    Sorry to hear about your injury. And yeah I realize there are only a few months left in the year, but I think Derek might be able to make it back within a few months, primarily because IU players have access to great rehabilitation services. But like you said, every individual responds differently to surgery. I am in a hospital setting often and see people who are ready to ball a few weeks after a procedure and also those who need a month or longer of nothing but rest

  • HoosierBurch

    Just look at that face…

  • unclekerfuffle

    Your story is very familiar to me. However, beer helps. My knees still hurt, my hair keeps falling out and my jeans just keep shrinking. I just don’t care about it as much after two or three Fat Tires and/or Upland Wheats.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I was hoping for some feed back and plan to get in there a.s.a.p

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’m not suggesting it happened because of Hoosier Hysteria or that Hoosier Hysteria should be abandoned, just that as fans, it’s scary to watch. Yes injuries can happen at any time, but don’t you think those guys were going pretty hard at each other for a scrimmage. I’m not assigning blame, I’m just saying I was almost scared while watching…

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