January is proving to be the most turbulent month in program history as the Jays lose 6’5 forward Damien Jefferson to ankle surgery.
Announcement: Damien Jefferson will not play tonight and is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow to help heal an ankle injury. We expect his return later in the conference season.— Creighton Men’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) January 16, 2019
Jefferson injured his ankle in the second half against Marquette and exited the game. He missed the entirety of the Villanova game. He started every game this season for the Jays before his injury, averaging 9.4 PPG, shot 56% percent from the field and 49% from three.
He was the Jays second most prolific rebounder, nabbing 5.4 rebounds per game. This will offer another blow to the depth for the Jays as they lost 7’ sophomore center Jacob Epperson to a back injury and eventual knee surgery.
Jefferson will be sidelined for 3-6 weeks according to Greg McDermott. He did not make the trip to the east coast for this week’s games against St. John’s and Georgetown.