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Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus

Jan 2, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Robert Carter Jr., Joseph Bertrand AP

Georgia Tech’s rough start to the season got worse on Wednesday.

The Yellow Jackets announced that they have lost starting center Robert Carter indefinitely to a torn meniscus. He injured the knee on Sunday against Charlotte and an MRI on Tuesday revealed the tear. He will have surgery next Tuesday to repair the damage.

“He’s a tough kid, and this hit him pretty hard,” said Gregory. “He’s done everything we’ve asked of him this year. He’s changed his body, he’s become more aggressive on the glass, and his stats clearly show that he was having a tremendous sophomore season for us. He’s a big part of what we do both offensively and defensively. We won’t know exactly what the nature of the injury is until the surgery occurs.”

Carter is averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 boards, leading the ACC, this season. He’s started all 44 games in his Tech career.

Look for Kammeon Holsey to get a bump in minutes in his absence.

Georgia Tech kicks off ACC play on Saturday at Maryland.

  1. ronb21gt - Jan 2, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    “rough start to the season”?! 9-4 is a rough start? Losses to dayton, ole miss, vandy, and st. Johns(all of which should be tournament teams). Oh, by the way, robert carter is a power forward, not a center… We have the best center in the ACC in Daniel miller but you know nothing about this team or college basketball.. Next time your boss asks you to write an article you know nothing about, just tell him/her you cant because you are uneducated on the subject. That being said, this really is a debilitating loss for the jackets if he misses extended time. It would be a “rough” ENDING if the jackets fell short of a tournament bid because of the loss!!! The best aspect of this team is their frontline depth and interior post play. Shooting % from the guards will have to drastically improve if they still want to go dancing.

  2. ceraser45 - Jan 2, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Yeah cause GT is garbage. Look at your losses. You have beaten nobody, maybe Charlotte will be a good win…LOL…The Brian Gregory experience….LOL…FYI, Daniel Miller is not the best center in the ACC…He wont even make the all-ACC team at the end of the year…Nice try though

    • ronb21gt - Jan 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      How about Illinois for your “quality win”, and you neglected to name your pick for all ACC at the 5?… Cause you don’t have one! Miller is a true 6’11” 255 lb center who blocks shots, rebounds, has a post game, and a soft touch. He’ll be drafted this year, but you’re right… What do i know

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