Just when it seemed Clemson basketball star PJ Hall was on the mend, he's out again.
The former Dorman High School standout suffered a partial dislocation of a kneecap during workouts last week, Clemson announced Monday. He will need surgery and there is no timetable yet for his return. He had foot surgery after dealing with a fracture most of last season.
"Not every road is paved perfectly," Hall said. "I'm going to keep my energy high and my voice heard to help these guys get ready for the start of the season."
"This is an unfortunate setback for PJ's recovery progress," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said in a statement released by the university. "He's done an outstanding job in his rehab from foot surgery earlier this spring. I know he will attack this latest obstacle with the same grit and determination that we've grown accustomed to seeing from him. As we all know, PJ has an infectious positive personality and that, coupled with his leadership, will continue to help our young team."
Hall averaged 15.5 points per game last season as a sophomore and was second on the team with 5.7 rebounds.
Todd Shanesy covers Clemson athletics for the USA Today network.
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