TCU guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the basketball team’s 12-day trip to Australia because of a knee injury, the team announced Saturday, hours before its scheduled departure.
The sophomore suffered a meniscus tear in his knee in practice Thursday.
The team said surgery will be required, which means he must stay home. The team was due to fly out at 10:15 p.m. Saturday to begin its 16-hour flight to Sydney.
No timetable for a recovery was provided, but the recovery period is typically three to four weeks, so he likely has plenty of time to be ready for the season opener on Nov. 10.
It’s the second time in six months Fisher has been sidelined by injury. He suffered a broken wrist in the Frogs’ NIT opener and sat out the remaining four games in the championship run.
He averaged 9.9 points last season, starting 34 of 35 games, and was second on the team in assists.
Fisher is the third player who has to miss TCU’s trip to Australia. Freshman center Kevin Samuel and freshman forward Lat Mayen were awaiting eligibility clearance and were unable to join the team, coach Jamie Dixon said in July, but that he “100 percent” expected them to be available when practice starts in October.
The Frogs have a five-game schedule in Australia beginning Tuesday.