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Stephon Castle to miss multiple weeks with knee injury

Dan Hurley expects his star freshman back in December.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Standout freshman point guard Stephon Castle is expected to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury, according to head coach Dan Hurley. Castle suffered the injury late in the Huskies’ victory over Stonehill last Saturday and sat out of UConn’s blowout of Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday.

Following the Huskies’ win over the Delta Devils, the head coach didn't seem too concerned about the severity of Castle’s injury. An MRI confirmed that the issue likely isn't season-ending, but Hurley told reporters that Castle underwent a minor procedure and may be able to come back in early December.

“It’s a two, three, four week thing” Hurley said. “It was a very minor procedure, best case scenario for him.”

Castle has made an immediate impact in his first two games of college ball, slotting right into UConn’s starting lineup. He posted 12 points, five rebounds and added two assists in his debut against Northern Arizona, then dropped 17 points with eight rebounds and five assists in the win over Stonehill. The highly-touted freshman currently ranks third on the team in offensive rating behind Alex Karaban and Cam Spencer. The Covington, Georgia native still projects to be a future lottery pick in this year's upcoming NBA Draft.