Zach Peters leaves Kansas basketball to 'go home and heal'

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

A series of injuries has forced Kansas freshman Zach Peters to leave the Jayhawks' program in order to heal.

Unable to escape the injury bug over the last calendar year, Kansas Jayhawks freshman forward Zach Peters was forced to leave the program on Monday after suffering his second concussion since arriving in Lawrence.

Peters has endured a total of four concussions since his senior year of high school alone, and is also dealing with a very serious rotator cuff injury that has limited his ability to get on the court as well. Though he hopes to continue his basketball career at some point, the talented young forward had no choice but to withdraw his name from the program for the time being.

"I hate that this is happening," Peters said in a statement following Monday's win, reported by The Associated Press. "With all the injuries, including the concussions, that I've dealt with lately, I feel like in order for me to move on and be able to get over all this, I need to go home and basically heal."

The 6'9, 240-pound Peters was a three-star prospect and the No. 24 power forward in the country according to Scout.com, and figured to be a significant contributor right away for head coach Bill Self. He was a four-time all-state choice as a prep player, but will now be forced to get his health issues under control before he returns to the court again.

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