Marvin Menzies said Tuesday before practice the outlook moving forward for New Mexico State junior forward Remi Barry, "Doesn't look good," after Barry suffered a left knee injury on Saturday at Colorado State.
Menzies said he was waiting on final word from doctors prior to practice Tuesday as the Aggies prepare for Wednesday's home game against
"It doesn't look good just from the way he is feeling," Menzies said.
Without Barry, the Aggies lose an experienced player in the interior, an expected strength of the team entering the season. Barry was part of the post rotation with sophomore center Sim Bhullar, junior center Tshilidzi Nephawe and senior forward Renaldo Dixon.
"We had four posts and now we have three," said Menzies when asked what players may have to fill larger roles moving forward. "It just depends at this point. We haven't thought about it too much because we still have those three guys."
Barry averaged six points and three rebounds in 12 minutes a game off the bench. Barry scored a career-high 18 points in a 95-88 victory at
on Nov. 12. Barry went down holding his knee on Saturday after challenging for
a rebound in the first half and did not return.
"It's one of those deals where he was really starting to produce," Menzies said.
Barry is in a different position than Nephawe found himself in last season when he played the first nine games before missing the rest of the season with a hand injury.
Since Barry sat out a year, NMSU would have to seek a sixth year through the NCAA. NMSU went through the Western Athletic Conference for Nephawe's hardship waiver or "medical redshirt."
It's a process that likely wouldn't begin until after next season if Barry does not return this season.
Honestly never been wowwed by Bari yet. Who knows if this was the year. Best to his recovery
Hopefully he recovers and is able to pick back up where he left of next year. Jason, do have any idea on the likelihood that Barry will get that sixth year? I know that NCAA can be pretty inconsistent, but what is the precedent like? Thanks!
It took Remi getting hurt for Menzies to finally say something positive about him. No wonder anonymous 8:28 hasn't "been wowwed". It's hard to shine on the court when the coach pulls you out the second you make a mistake, before you've even been in long enough to warm up. I wish Remi a quick recovery. He's a good kid who's worked hard, despite his limited playing time.
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