Wyoming will be without their leading scorer sophomore Afam Muojeke for the remainder of this season the University of Wyoming announced this morning. Muojeke injured his left knee on Wednesday nights game against the BYU Cougars. This is the same knee he injured earlier this year that caused him to miss three games, he also redshirted his freshman year after dislocating the knee cap in his left knee.
So with three injuries in three years has the left knee become a chronic injury for Muojeke? A weakened joint that will give out more and more often? Let's hope not for his and the team's sake.
Muojeke, a native of Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., was averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals a game entering the BYU game. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in scoring and fourth in steals. He had scored 15 or more points in 13 of 15 games prior to the injury.Obviously this is a huge blow for the team. But could be a blessing in disguise as this is a very young Cowboys team and a lot of players weren't seeing muching playing time recently. Desmar Jackson, A.J. Davis and Daylen Harrison should all see some more court time.
Hopefully Muojeke will heal quickly and be able to practice next Fall when the season starts.