Texas Basketball: Frontcourt depth in flux amid Dylan Disu knee injury

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A recurring injury for senior Texas basketball big man Dylan Disu seems to be surfacing again. During the postgame press conference following Texas’ dominant win at home at the Moody Center in Austin on Dec. 21 over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, acting head coach Rodney Terry talked a little bit more about the injury status of Disu.

But Terry didn’t give any specifics during the postgame press conference following the win over the Cajuns earlier this week in terms of a status update or what Disu was actually dealing with.

Jeff Howe of Horns247 did confirm in a tweet late in the night of Dec. 22 that Disu “has a left knee sprain and his status is day-to-day”. Howe also mentioned in his tweet that Disu was injured in the first half of the win over Louisiana.

After Disu hurt his knee in the first half against Louisiana, he was ruled out for the rest of the contest.

Texas basketball big man Dylan Disu is “day-to-day” with a left knee injury

This could explain why Disu played just 12 minutes on the floor in the win over Louisiana. In fact, the knee issue could’ve limited Disu for the last few games. He hasn’t played in 20 minutes in a single game since the Dec. 10 win over the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions.

Moreover, this is not the first time this season that a knee injury gave Disu issues. In the Nov. 26 win over UTRGV, Disu was banged up on what looks to be the same knee that he hurt in the win over Louisiana earlier this week.

Since Disu is day-to-day with this left knee issue, it’s unclear if he will be able to suit up for the Longhorns in the final non-conference game of 2022, which comes at home on Dec. 27 against Texas A&M-Commerce.

Texas is set to open up conference play on Dec. 31 on the road in Norman against the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Knee injuries are nothing new for Disu. He suffered an unfortunate season-ending knee injury during the 2020-21 campaign, which was his final year playing for the Vanderbilt Commodores before ending up at Texas last season.