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Braxton Key Scheduled to Have Surgery on Left Knee

Alabama Men's Basketball

The injury bug is trying to derail the Crimson Tide’s season before it even begins.

Braxton Key was held out of Monday’s exhibition game against UAH due to a left leg injury. After the game, head coach Avery Johnson confirmed that the sophomore was going to have surgery on Tuesday for an injury to his meniscus.

“Key, unfortunately, has a meniscus injury that is going to require surgery tomorrow,” Johnson said. “We’ll know more about his time frame and how long he’s going to be out after surgery.”

The sophomore decided to return to Tuscaloosa in May after declaring for last year’s NBA Draft. Key led the Crimson Tide in scoring and defensive rebounding last year.

Riley Norris and Ar’Mond Davis were also held out because of injury while Collin Sexton sat out due to eligibility issues.

“A couple of our really good players that have deep NCAA experience and have played a lot of games for us, are injured,” Johnson said on Monday night. “Riley Norris has been week-to-week but he’s on the mend… And same for Ar’Mond Davis.”

Johnson said he hopes that Norris and Davis will be back at practice next week.

Caleb Turrentine is the editor for Bama Hoops Hype. You can follow him on Twitter for in-game updates at @CalebTurrentine.

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