Mizzou Men’s Basketball Coach Frank Haith announced that Laurence Bowers will miss the 2011-12 campaign after suffering a torn ACL on Monday afternoon. Bowers made 27 starts as a junior last season, averaging 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds.
“This is just difficult news for an outstanding young man and representative of our athletics department,” Head Coach Frank Haith said. “I have had a chance to talk with Laurence a few times and he is doing well. I know he is anxious to get started on his rehabilitation and he will continue to be a big part of the 2011-12 team. It’s obviously a tough loss for us as a basketball team. He’s an All-Big 12 type player. He’s one of our best defenders and he brings a great deal of versatility, but our primary concern is to help Laurence through the recovery process.”
Bowers, who has a redshirt season available, would be eligible to return for the 2012-13 campaign.