ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) - Negative news was released by Lobo Men's Basketball on Sunday, as redshirt-junior and Ohio State transfer JaQuan Lyle suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on Saturday during practice. Lyle will have surgery this week and is expected to be out for more than six months for recovery, which means he will not participate in the upcoming 2018-2019 season.
Lobo Men's Basketball released quotes from Head Coach Paul Weir and JaQuan Lyle:
“JaQuan has meant so much to our program in the short time he has been here. Unfortunately, this injury postpones his return to playing the game he loves. But his spirits have already turned incredibly positive and we look forward to supporting him in every way possible," said UNM Head Basketball Coach Paul Weir.
“I am going into this process trying to get 1% better every day, both physically and mentally, to be ready to compete next season. I am so thankful to everyone for their thoughts and considerations. Go Lobos!," said JaQuan Lyle.
Lyle does still have two years of eligibility left to play after he recovers. Stick with KRQE Sports for all of the latest on Lyle and Lobo Men's Basketball.