New Mexico Guard JaQuan Lyle To Miss Season With Ruptured Achilles, Per Reports
The Ohio State transfer will miss the entire season with an Achilles injury
Lyle, an Ohio State transfer, is done for the year
New Mexico guard JaQuan Lyle will miss the entire 2018-19 season with a ruptured Achiles, Albuquerque Journal’s Geoff Grammer reported Sunday.
The injury reportedly happened during New Mexico’s second official practice of the season. Lyle’s recovery timetable is approximately six months.
Lyle, who spent his first two seasons with Ohio State, sat out this past season due to NCAA eligibility rules regarding transfers. The Indiana native averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game while starting 54 games over his first two years.
Expected to start immediately, Lyle was pegged as the Mountain West Wire Newcomer of the Year prior to the injury.
Lyle will be able to apply for a sixth year of eligibility through a medical hardship waiver.
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.