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Kansas’ Zach Clemence to Miss ‘Some Time’ With Knee Injury

The Kansas Jayhawks are losing a role player in Zach Clemence with a knee injury for “some time”, according to head coach Bill Self.

Self spoke to the media following Kansas’ loss to the Iowa State Cyclones 68-53 in Ames and provided the update on Clemence.


Clemence does not start for the Jayhawks, but has been a key rotation player coming in the game for KJ Adams, and others, during the season. Clemence’s biggest performance of the season came against Oklahoma in a tight contest where he scored 10 points in 15 minutes of playtime.

Clemence sustained a knee injury during the first half of the Iowa State game where it was determined that he bruised his knee during an attempt at blocking a shot. Clemence left the game and did not return, but was back on the bench in the second half.

Clemence is averaging 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds this season.

The Jayhawks’ season has been an up-and-down one so far with major key victories followed by crushing losses. In a season that saw just the fourth three-game losing streak of Bill Self’s 19 season’s with KU, the Jayhawks are tasked with rebounding against another top-10 team in Texas on Monday night in Lawrence.

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