Drexel sophomore point guard Major Canady will miss the entire 2014-2015 season due to an ankle injury, the school announced on Friday afternoon.
During Thursday’s practice, Canady suffered an injury to his right ankle, which will require surgery. He is the second player to be sidelined the full season joining forward Kazembe Abif, who tore his ACL this past spring. Combined, Canady and Abif started 26 games for the Dragons last season, with Canady starting 14 of the final 15 games.
Drexel graduated the high-scoring back court duo of Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat, and were counting on Canady being a key fixture on the perimeter alongside all-conference wing Damion Lee and junior Tavon Allen. In Canady’s absence, freshmen guards Rashann London and Sammy Mojica will be see more playing time than originally expected. Lee told NBCSports.com last month that both freshmen had impressive moments during Drexel’s summer trip to China. Freddie Wilson will also likely see a bump in his minutes.
For head coach Bruiser Flint this is become an all too familiar trend. Last season, he lost Lee to an ACL tear in November and Abif for 14 games, including the final month of the season. During the 2012-2013 season, Fouch appeared in only three games before suffering a season-ending injury.
The Dragons were picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association behind Northeastern, William & Mary and Hofstra. Drexel begins the season on Nov. 14, on the road, against Colorado.