Ejim hyperextends knee, expected to miss 4-6 weeks


Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Junior Melvin Ejim attempts a 3-pointer against Kansas in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center on March 15, 2013.  The Cyclones went 27 percent beyond the arc in the 73-88 loss.

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According to Iowa State’s athletic department, senior forward Melvin Ejim hyper extended his left knee and suffered a bone bruise in practice on Wednesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks. 

Ejim was a preseason All-Big 12 selection and was nominated for the senior CLASS Award this week as well. He averaged 10.3 points per game and led the Big 12 in rebounding per game with 9.3 and in double-doubles with 15. 

Iowa State starts the season on Sunday against Augustana (S.D.) here in Ames. Tip is scheduled for 5 p.m.