Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler suffers season-ending torn ACL

The preliminary fears have been realized for Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler, because the staff introduced on Wednesday that he has suffered a torn ACL.

“The Tennessee basketball family joins all of Vol nation in lifting up Zakai with love and support,” a part of Tennessee’s statement read. “We know — beyond all doubt — that Zakai will use this challenge to author an inspiring comeback story. He’ll have our boundless backing every step of the way.”

Zeigler was injured within the first half of Tennessee’s victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night time, happening in agony holding his knee. He was helped off the ground and did not return.

The sophomore guard was averaging 10.7 factors, 5.4 assists, 2.7 rebounds and two steals per recreation whereas capturing 37.5% from the sector, 31.1% from 3-point vary and 83.3% from the free-throw line this season. It was introduced on Tuesday that Zeigler is a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist.

Zeigler posted a constructive message on his restoration on Twitter.

No. 12 Tennessee is 22-8 (11-6 in SEC play) this season, good for fourth within the SEC.

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