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Thomas Robinson Has Surgery; Will Miss Two Weeks For Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas Jayhawks' Thomas Robinson was injured on Monday against the Missouri Tigers and underwent surgery on Friday, head coach Bill Self announced on Friday. The surgery was to repair a meniscus tear and was said to be a success.

(Editor's Note: Original KU release said it was an MCL injury but the KC Star's Brady McCollough clarified it as a meniscus tear and the release has since been corrected.)

He's expected to miss two weeks, Self said in a statement.

"Thomas injured his knee against Missouri on Monday," Self said in a statement. "It's been bothering him since the game, and we did an MRI on him this morning and found out he had a meniscus tear in his right knee. Surgery was performed today. It went well, but he will be out on either side of two weeks depending on how progress goes."

This is surprising news and apparently no one knew until this morning. 

If he's out two weeks, he'll miss Saturday's home game against Iowa State, a Valentine's day road trip to Manhattan to play Kansas State, home games against Colorado and Oklahoma State and possibly a February 26 matchup against Oklahoma.

This won't kill KU's chances by any means -- they're too good all around for any one player to significantly hurt them -- but Robinson was an important piece of the puzzle. It'll be interesting to see how they close out their conference schedule without him.

Robinson is averaging 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this year. He missed time earlier after the death of his mother.