July 13, 2012
SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State senior forward Jarmar Gulley (G/F, Beaumont, Texas) has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee and is expected to miss the entire 2012-13 season, according to Bears' head coach Paul Lusk.
Gulley's injury was sustained in a summer league game Wednesday (July 11) in Springfield and was diagnosed after an MRI late Thursday. Surgery to repair the tear is expected to be performed next week.
"I feel for Jarmar, especially after the great off season he was having," said Lusk. "Jarmar is a big part of our program and is one of our senior leaders. We expect him to make a full recovery and to come back better and stronger than ever."
Gulley started 25 games for MSU in 2011-12 and averaged 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He was a three-time Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week in his first year with the Bears after transferring from Highland (Kan.) Community College.
Lusk noted that a medical hardship for Gulley will allow him to play his senior season in 2013-14.