Berkeley, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The California Golden Bears are likely to miss sophomore center Kameron Rooks next season due to a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
The 7-foot, 270-pounder was recovering from a late-season stress fracture in his left foot before undergoing surgery on the ACL.
Cal coach Cuonzo Martin said Rooks’ knee surgery was successful but added it is difficult to predict when he can return.
Rooks averaged 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 28 games last season as a freshman.
The loss of Rooks hurts Cal’s frontcourt depth.
The Bears still have 6-9 senior power forward David Kravish, who averaged 11.4 points and 7.7 rebounds last season.
But they will likely either play a small lineup or rely on seldom-used junior forward Christian Behrens and incoming 7-1 freshman Kingsley Okoroh.