Friday, December 10, 2010

Witherspoon out five weeks

An already young Memphis team will be without one of its veterans for the next five weeks, as forward Wesley Witherspoon is undergoing surgery this morning.

Witherspoon suffered a meniscal tear in his right knee on Nov. 17, but has played through the pain.

“He hasn’t practiced in two and a half weeks,” head coach Josh Pastner told Jeff Goodman of

The 6-foot-7 junior is averaging 13.0 points and 4.6 rebounds this season, but will miss games against Georgetown and Tennessee.

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