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.
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.