Kansas reserve breaks kneecap
Stewart hurt while attempting dunk in open practice
Posted: Friday April 4, 2008 3:19PM; Updated: Friday April 4, 2008 5:11PM
SAN ANTONIO -- Bill Self has confirmed that Kansas reserve guard Rodrick Stewart fractured his kneecap after slipping on a wet spot during the Jayhawks' open practice Friday at the Alamodome.
"Obviously he is out," said Self. "He'll have surgery when he gets back to Lawrence. So, not a great start to our day."
Stewart crumpled to the court after leaping to attempt a dunk near the end of 50-minute workout. As Stewart pounded the court, Self and trainers rushed to his side.
Stewart's leg was wrapped in a brace, and the festive crowd grew quiet as he was taken off the court on a golf cart.
Stewart, a 6-4 senior from Seattle, provides depth off the bench, averaging 2.8 points and 11.6 minutes per game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.