Kansas State star and Preseason Big 12 player of the year Dean Wade is out indefinitely with a torn tendon in his right foot. The senior forward suffered the injury on Saturday’s win over Georgia State. The injury has Dean Wade listed as out indefinitely and could cause the forward to miss up to eight weeks of action. This is a blow to the Wildcats and to the senior star.
RELEASE | Wade Out Due to Injury
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The senior forward is no stranger to injury after missing all but eight minutes last year of the Wildcats amazing run in the NCAA Tournament. Dean Wade suffered a stress reaction in his left foot during last year’s Big 12 Tournament and causing him to miss the Big 12 Championship and most of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats started the season with high expectations and Wade being out for eight weeks could do some damage to the team starting Big 12 play.
Kansas State’s head coach Bruce Weber had the following to say about the unfortunate injury. “Obviously I’m disappointed for Dean and his family, he has worked hard to get back from his injury from last season to have a great start to his senior year. I know that he will work equally hard to rehab and come back strong.”
Injuries in your senior season are unfortunate and this could all but derail Dean Wade’s shot at Conference player of the year. Wade will look to return to action and make a run with his teammates in the closing portion of the season. Last year, when Wade was hurt the team went with a smaller lineup and guard Cartier Diarra started in his place. Diarra is a sophomore now and typically plays heavy minutes, so that may be what they do moving forward.