Kansas State forward to undergo season-ending knee surgery

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State senior forward David Hoskins
will undergo surgery on his left knee and will not play this
season, the school announced Saturday.

Hoskins, who has not played at all this season, was coming off a
junior year in which he averaged 14.5 points and almost six
rebounds. But coach Frank Martin said he will undergo a relatively
new procedure on Feb. 1 in which meniscal tissue from a donor will
be transplanted. The university said a donor match had been found.

Hoskins will need a rehabilitation period of about eight months.

"This is an extremely sad day for David and for our basketball
program," Martin said. "For him to find out on his last visit to
the doctor that he is going to have reconstructive surgery and sit
out the rest of his senior season is devastating."

Martin said Hoskins might try to apply for a medical redshirt
and be eligible for one more season.