BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU sophomore forward Nigel Snipes will miss the 2012-13 season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in practice. A full recovery is expected in time for the 2013-14 campaign.
Snipes injured the knee in practice on Monday and will have surgery in the coming weeks.
"Nigel has been working extremely hard this offseason, and we feel for him after this news," WKU head coach Ray Harper said. "Nigel made great strides since last season ended, and we were expecting a big sophomore season from him. I know without a doubt that Nigel will use the support of his teammates and the resources we have available and work just as hard in his recovery as he had been preparing for the season. Nigel will come back better than ever, and he will be right there with his teammates every step of the way this season."
Snipes, a 6-6 forward from Marietta, Ga., played in 32 games as a freshman in 2011-12 and averaged nearly 16 minutes per contest. He led the team in free throw percentage at 83.9 percent (26-for-31) and also contributed 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.