Northwestern State standout West reinjures knee

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Northwestern State men's basketball coach Mike McConathy says guard Jalan West, whose highly anticipated senior season was wiped out by a left knee injury, has reinjured the same knee and may not be able to play in 2016-17.

West, who averaged 20 points and 7.7 assists two seasons ago, initially hurt his knee in the 2015-16 season opener at Mississippi and received a medical redshirt, allowing him another season of eligibility.

West had surgery last December and had been cleared to resume practice with the Demons, who are playing exhibition games in Canada this weekend.

McConathy says West reinjured his knee last week during a routine drill and that radiologists have determined that West has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and some cartilage damage.

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