Alabama Basketball Starter Sidelined with Injury
The University of Alabama men’s basketball sophomore guard Nimari Burnett is out 6-8 weeks after undergoing wrist surgery Tuesday morning.
Burnett had the successful surgery on his left wrist at Andrews Sports Medicine/St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., and is expected to make a full recovery. The team also expects Burnett to return to action this season.
Starting in all nine games this season, Burnett has averaged 7.9 points per game this season and 18.9 minutes played per game. Additionally, he has been one of the top defenders for the Crimson Tide, often being the primary defender guarding the top scorers of the team’s opponents.
The good news for Alabama is the team has depth to fill the loss of Burnett. Jaden Bradley will get the start for Tuesday’s match against the Memphis Tigers, and the Tide have other young guards to step up in his absence.