Charlotte 49ers senior forward RaShad Coleman suffered an avulsion fracture of the patella from the base of his left kneecap in Sunday’s win over Saint Louis.
Coleman had a magnetic resonance imaging test to confirm the diagnosis on Monday. The injury will require season-ending surgery.
"We will certainly miss RaShad the rest of the season. He is a versatile player and we will miss his contributions," Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz said. "Anytime a player is injured it is difficult, but it is especially unfortunate when it happens to a senior."
Coleman was averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.4 minutes of play. He sustained the injury while making a breakaway layup in the overtime period of the 49ers' win Sunday.
The 49ers won 63-61 on a DiJuan Harris foul line jumper with four seconds left. Charlotte (12-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10) plays at Richmond on Wednesday.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Posted by Observer Sports at 5:59 PM