Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Kansas Jayhawks freshman Zach Peters will miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Kansas Jayhawks freshman forward Zach Peters will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks due to a rotator cuff injury, according to KU head coach Bill Self.
The injuries possible recovery time could leave him out of the lineup for the first couple of games of the season for the Jayhawks. Kansas will open their season on Nov. 9 against Missouri State. They will have a big match soon after that when they face off against Michigan State on Nov. 13. There have been no indications whether Peters is more likely to hit the low end or high end of that resting period.
No surgery will be required for the shoulder injury, but Bill Self didn't rule out a possible redshirt for the 6'9 freshman if it could help prevent similar injuries in the future:
"I won't make that decision now. He was one of our better players in Europe. I do think we need him, but it'll give some other guys some opportunities too. So you don't know how that'll play out when he comes back. If he's far behind, maybe that's a possibility. I'm not even thinking that far ahead."
If he is out for six weeks, Peters would, at the very least, return in time to play in conference play for the Jayhawks.