BYU basketball’s L.J. Rose undergoing right knee surgery


BYU senior L.J. Rose dribbles past a defender in a game against Princeton. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

BYU basketball’s lone remaining senior, L.J. Rose, will undergo surgery on his right knee Friday.

“L.J.’s dealing with a sore knee,” said BYU coach Dave Rose following practice on Tuesday. “He’s had it for quite a few weeks here and now we’re trying to pinpoint it. It has some swelling in it.”

L.J. Rose, a team captain, underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a tear in the meniscus. As of now, there is no timeline for his return to the team.

A Houston transfer, L.J. Rose has started all 25 games so far in the 2016–17 season. He is averaging 5.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and a team-best 4.5 assists.

This is BYU’s third player this season to undergo knee surgery. Fellow senior Kyle Davis fell victim to a season-ending knee surgery in December.

BYU sophomore Elijah Bryant had a procedure on his knee following the first five games of the season. Bryant’s procedure led to him missing 10 games as he went through rehab. He has since returned to the lineup.

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