UD men’s basketball guard Dwayne Cohill to miss 2020-21 season with ACL tear

Dwayne Cohill, part of an impressive guard tandem for the UD men’s basketball team, will miss the 2020-21 season with an ACL tear. Photo courtesy of Keegan Gupta, Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

Junior guard Dwayne Cohill will miss the 2020-21 men’s basketball season because of an ACL tear to his left knee, the University of Dayton announced Wednesday.

The injury occurred during a non-contact drill as part of a basketball workout on Saturday, October 10. The press release states, “Subsequent examinations and imaging revealed the extent of the injury today.”

“We are collectively saddened for Dwayne and disappointed that he will be unable to compete with his brothers this season,” Flyer head coach Anthony Grant said.  “We are confident that our medical staff will provide him with the best of care throughout the surgery and as he works toward a return to competitive action. Although he will be inactive on the court, his leadership and experience will continue to be a positive impact for our group this season and throughout his recovery.”

During the Flyers’ historic 2019-20 season, Cohill played in 30 of 31 games, averaging 2.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 13.3 minutes per game. As a freshman in 2018-19, Cohill played in 33 games and averaged 3.5 points and 15.4 minutes per game.

Cohill, a graduate of Holy Name High School in Cleveland, will now face a daunting recovery process, which – depending on severity of the injury – can take 8-12 months to fully recover from.

In a time that is filled with anticipation as the Flyers resume official team practices and had their first slate of games officially scheduled, they now face being without an important leader in a deep guard group.

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