BATON ROUGE -- LSU basketball senior Alex Farrer dislocated his left kneecap early in a Sunday scrimmage in Houston, LSU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson said Tuesday at his weekly media session leading into the season opener Friday night at 7 p.m. against ULM.
“The best case scenario from what I understand talking to our medical people is six weeks,” said Johnson, who is beginning his second season at LSU. “The ball was on the other side of the floor, the guy Alex was guarding just made a simple cut to the baseline, Alex turned and it was just one of those freak things. Obviously, I feel for him being a fifth-year guy, a senior.”
Farrer, from Phoenix, Ariz., played in 32 games, averaging 7.3 minutes a game a year ago for the SEC Champions, averaging 1.7 points and 0.8 rebounds a game. He started 14 games during the 2007-08 season, averaging 3.0 points and 17.6 minutes a contest. He has played 73 games in his three years at LSU.