Xavier's already thin stable of forwards too another hit Friday, when it was announced that 6-foot-8 junior Kaiser Gates will likely miss a month after having a procedure done on his left knee.
“Kaiser had a scope procedure to remove small particles of cartilage in his left knee,” Xavier Associate Head Athletic Trainer David Fluker said. "We are optimistic that he can be back on the court in four weeks.”
Though the 6-foot-8 Forward played sparingly as a sophomore, he was on track to start this season with Jaylen Reynolds and James Farr both departing.
The injury to Gates means graduate transfer from Norfolk State, RaShid Gaston, will have to play big minutes along side Sean O'Mara in the post.
Xavier tips off their season Nov. 11 against Lehigh.