Alabama basketball transfer Nimari Burnett, a McDonald's All-American injures knee | RopSport

Alabama basketball transfer Nimari Burnett, a McDonald’s All-American injures knee


Nimari Burnett, a  2020 McDonald’s All-America forward who transferred from Texas Tech to Alabama last spring, had surgery for a torn ACL Tuesday night, UA confirmed in a release today. 

The Tuscaloosa News first reported Tuesday that Burnett had suffered a serious knee injury. 

Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats told The News via text that the surgery has been “successful.”

UA said via that the surgery was “season ending.”

Alabama men’s basketball player Nimari Burnett suffered a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for the 2021-22 season, head coach Nate Oats confirmed Tuesday. The 6-4, 190-pound sophomore guard underwent successful surgery on his right knee Tuesday afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery.

Surgery was performed by Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham.