UConn men's basketball star guard Jalen Adams will be out 4-6 weeks with a Grade-2+ MCL sprain, the school announced on Friday.
If Adams can recover in four weeks, that would mean he could return for the final week of the regular season. Should it take six weeks, he wouldn't be back until after the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Adams injured the knee in Tuesday's loss to Temple when an opposing player dove into his left leg chasing a loose ball. Adams needed to be helped off the court.
Since UConn will be without their leading scorer for the foreseeable future, Tarin Smith and Christian Vital will need to carry the load in the backcourt, especially since starting point guard Alterique Gilbert is also out with a shoulder injury at the moment. The injuries also mean that freshman Brendan Adams will have a bigger role down the final stretch after struggling for playing time during parts of the season.
While the Huskies have typically been a guard-oriented team the past few seasons, they may need to rely on their forwards more with the backcourt thinned. Josh Carlton has notched a double-double in back-to-back games. UConn will also need more help from Tyler Polley and Sid Wilson on the wing to help pick up Adams' lost production.