TCU basketball just announced that sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher is out indefinitely with a right knee injury, which he sustained in practice on Tuesday. The entire statement from the team is incredibly brief:
Sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. The injury occurred during practice on Tuesday.
Fisher had been seeing close to 28 minutes per game for the Frogs, averaging 12.3 points and a team-leading 5.4 assists per contest. He was also shooting over 50% from the floor, and 43.9% from three-point range, not to mention, he was one of TCU’s most consistent free throw shooters, making a team-leading 84.2% of his attempts from the charity stripe.
Of course, Fisher also missed TCU’s NIT run in 2017, after suffering a broken wrist in practice.
This is a big loss for TCU’s back court, which has seen several injuries crop up already this season. Alex Robinson has battled ankle injuries, while Desmond Bane is currently working through a hip injury.
TCU’s depth will be tested, as well. Robinson will likely slide into the starting rotation, with Shawn Olden picking up significant reserve minutes. Other guards on the roster include Dalton Dry, and RJ Nembhard. Jamie Dixon spoke earlier in the season that TCU was planning to redshirt Nembhard, and that he had also suffered a knee injury.
Regardless of who gets Fisher’s minutes (likely Robinson and Olden), those players will need to step up to fill the void left by him.