The Campbell Fighting Camels (Big South) were dealt a huge blow on Saturday as their leading scorer senior guard Darren White hurt his knee in a triple overtime win over Gardner-Webb. The injury was worse than many thought as he tore his meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery on Monday.
Darren White is the star of this team and is one of the top leading scorers in the NCAA. This season, White is averaging 21.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. His loss hurts because many people picked the Fighting Camels to win the Big South’s North Division. Now, they are without White and have a 7-9 overall record and a 2-0 conference record.
Based on records it seems that Campbell will not have any problems with Presbyterian on Saturday as they have a 3-13 record. But this is not the first time that White has missed time this season. Earlier in the season, he missed four games due to a hand injury. Out of those four games, three of them Campbell would go on to lose.
When White returned to the lineup on December 22nd, Campbell would go onto lose to Seattle (WAC) and their record would fall to 3-9. But the Fighting Camels would get back into the swing of things and go on a four game winning streak defeating UNC-Wilmington, East Carolina, Gardner-Webb (Big South), and Longwood (Big South). Against UNCW and ECU, White would go onto to score 32 and 25 points respectively.
The plan is for White’s recovery to be between four to eight weeks. Eight weeks from Monday is March 11th and that is the day following the Big South tournament final. So if Campbell can get themselves to the Big South tournament final, they might just have their leading scorer back.
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