Monday, January 18, 2010

49ers lose Coleman for rest of the season

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.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to read this about RaShad. Good kid who had some really good contributions.
Let's hope Dewhurst does what he is capable of and picks up the slack of losing him.

Anonymous said...

Please give us the rest of the story... does this end his career?? Possible to get medical redshirt for this season?

Jim Utter said...

Played too many games, this year counts, so no more college career.

Anonymous said...

So has Shamar Bowden left the team completely. Any chance he could play?

Jon said...

Bad news about RaShad, he was our most valuable slasher, not afraid to go to the hole and he could finish. Like my season-ticket neighbor said.. Bring on the Turk.

Anonymous said...

AWWWW! With all the injuries why don't we just give Lutz a pass, extend his contract, and wait till next year!