An injury bug seems to be going around our local Division I college basketball players.

At least three players are going to miss much if not all of their season with knee injuries.

Umar Shannon - The St. Francis junior guard will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL, Shannon confirmed in a tweet. He played in just the first game of the season and scored 26 points in 63-57 loss to VCU.

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The Red Flash are going to miss the Atlantic City High School graduate. He was the team's leading scorer last year, averaging 15.8 points in 30 games.

Kristen Sharkey - The Southern Regional graduate had a season-ending knee injury in a practice prior to the start of the year, a University of Buffalo spokesperson said in an email.

Sharkey competed in 26 games last year. The forward averaged 8.8 minutes and 3.2 points a game as a freshman.

Marcus Ware -Ware also tore his ACL this summer and is missing the beginning of Monmouth's season. A school spokesperson says they hope to have him back next month.

The junior from Vineland started 13 of 29 games last year, averaging 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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