South Carolina's Malik Cooke Dislocates Ankle, Out 2-3 Months

South Carolina senior forward Malik Cooke has dislocated his right ankle. The injury, which occurred during a pickup game last month, could require up to three months to heal.

That would still give him a month before the Gamecocks open fall practice in October.He will not have surgery on the ankle.

Cooke is the only senior on the South Carolina roster. He played in 30 games last season and started 17, averaging 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 blocks and a team-best 1.5 steals in 25.8 minutes per game.He is one of only two upperclassmen on the Gamecock's roster heading into the season.

Cooke began his career at Nevada before transferring to South Carolina last year. He sat out the 2009-2010 season due to a transfer redshirt. He was a starter as a sophomore for Nevada, playing in every game.

For more on Cooke and what this means for South Carolina basketball, check out Garnet and Black Attack.

 



X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.