VCU redshirt junior Jarren McAllister (Wake Forest, N.C.) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a recent non-contact workout, VCU Head Coach Mike Rhoades announced Friday.
VCU Chief Medical Officer Dr. Seth Chetham performed surgery to repair the ligament, and McAllister has already begun the rehabilitation process. His recovery timeline has not been determined.
It’s the third ACL surgery for McAllister and the second on his right knee, which was previously injured at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. McAllister missed the 2021-22 campaign following a tear of his left ACL. The 6-foot-4 guard last played for VCU during his freshman season in 2019-20, when he appeared in 16 contests and averaged 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.
“I’m heartbroken for Jarren because he has worked so hard to get back on the floor from his most recent surgery,” said Rhoades. “He has handled all of this with such incredible class. Jarren has all the support of his teammates and coaches as he recovers once again.”