Freshman G Muonelo out indefinitely with broken leg
Posted: Monday December 18, 2006 5:28PM; Updated: Monday December 18, 2006 5:28PM
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Oklahoma State will have to find a way to continue its strong start without a key reserve.
Cowboys coach Sean Sutton announced Monday that freshman guard Obi Muonelo will be out indefinitely following surgery to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg.
Muonelo was injured near the end of practice on Saturday. Following the injury, he was evaluated and diagnosed by Oklahoma State's sports medicine department. He underwent surgery Sunday morning at Stillwater Medical Center.
Muonelo was a key contributor off the Cowboys bench, helping them to an 11-0 start and a No. 14 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll released Monday.
Playing in all 11 games this season, Muonelo averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds, third on the team in both categories.
Muonelo will be sorely missed this week as the Cowboys face a tough non-conference stretch. They play Tennessee in Nashville on Monday before taking on seventh-ranked Pittsburgh on Thursday in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma State is off to an 11-0 start for just the fifth time in school history. The Cowboys were 13-0 to start the 2001-02 season.