Parker Fox Suffers Knee Injury at Practice
The Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team entered their 2022 summer workouts expecting big things from Parker Fox, a super Junior who missed all of 2021-22, after tearing his left ACL last offseason. Unfortunately, it appears as though deja vu may have hit Fox and Ben Johnson’s Gophers.
Johnson told media on Tuesday that it’s Parker’s right knee and the injury happened at practice on Monday. We do not yet know the specifics or Fox’s timetable for return.
News: #Gophers men’s basketball player Parker Fox injured the opposite knee that forced him to sit out last season, coach Ben Johnson said Tuesday. The U said they are looking into the severity of the injury and how long the Mahtomedi player might be out.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) June 21, 2022
Feel horrible for #Gophers forward @Parkerfox24. He suffered a right knee injury in practice Monday. No official public diagnosis, but it doesn't sound good. He missed all of last year with a left knee injury that he had surgically repaired. Here's Ben Johnson from today: pic.twitter.com/XHpjjr0B0e— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 21, 2022
Parker Fox is a Mahtomedi, MN native. He spent the first two season of his college basketball career jumping over division-II talent at Northern State University. Fox averaged over 22 points and 9 rebounds per game as a Sophomore. That garnered him dozens of offers from power five schools, when he entered the transfer portal in 2021. Fox chose to come home and help build Ben Johnson’s culture but knee injuries have, so far, derailed that dream.
Entering this season, Parker Fox still has two years of eligibility remaining. If this injury is significant, it would be a huge loss for Ben Johnson’s Minnesota Gophers basketball program and a brutal setback to stomach for the 23 y/o hometown kid.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan