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Brown to Miss 2011-12 Men's Basketball Season with Knee Injury

September 1, 2011
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Senior redshirt guard John Brown will miss the entire 2011-12 season due to a knee injury.

Liberty Head Men's Basketball Coach Dale Layer has announced that redshirt senior guard John Brown will miss the entire 2011-12 season due to a knee injury.

Brown suffered the injury last Friday during an open gym session with his teammates. The Savannah, Ga., native will require surgery and approximately 12 months of rehabilitation.

"It is with great sadness that we received the word from the doctors regarding John Brown's injury," Layer stated. "In such a short period, he has embodied all that we strive for in our program."

Brown started all 32 contests for the Flames during the 2010-11 campaign and was named to the Big South All-Conference second team. The 6-4 guard was ranked No. 8 in the country and led the conference in rebounds, pulling down 10.8 boards per game. Along with his rebounding efforts, Brown was also the Flames second-leading scorer (11.3 ppg) and finished the year with 14 double-doubles.

"He has been a tremendous competitor, highly productive player, great leader and excellent student," Layer added. "We will miss him in many ways on the court. Our prayers go with him into surgery and the rehabilitation process. He will remain a big part of our team from the sidelines."