Ole Miss machine Stefan Moody will be sidelined for 8 to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his tibia, the athletic department revealed in a statement on Monday. The good news is that Andy Kennedy expects his senior shooting guard to be fully recovered in time for preseason camp.
"Although we hate that he had to go through the surgery and subsequent rehab, Stef is a very strong young man, who we expect to make a complete recovery before the start of team workouts in the fall," AK said in the press release.
There's been no word on how the fracture developed, but the medical staff discovered it sometime last week and he's already gone under the knife to get it patched up.
After transferring in as a junior last season, Moody took over for Marshall Henderson as the team's only true go-to scorer. He averaged 16.6 points per game while shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc, leading Ole Miss to its second Big Dance trip in three years. In so doing, he was named All-SEC first team and became the third straight Rebel to haul in the Howell Award, which goes to the best player in Mississippi (
that streak's coming to an end soon WOOOOOO MALIK NEWMAN CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA).
Hopefully Moody will be back to doing things like this in no time.