KU's Sherron Collins has successful knee surgery

Kansas guard Sherron Collins had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday morning, KU coach Bill Self announced.

Collins played hurt for most of the 2007-08 season. He missed six games recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot and then played through a right ankle sprain and nagging injuries to both knees.

“Sherron had some knee problems this year and we knew it was going to require surgery after the season,” Self said. “He toughed it out and was a primary reason for our success this year.

“Doctors said the surgery went very well and anticipate no complications. Sherron should be starting rehab soon and doctors expect a full recovery. With the season recently ending, he has plenty of time to heal.”

Collins, a sophomore point guard from Chicago, could be the Jayhawks’ most experienced player next season – if Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers don’t return to school. Arthur declared for the NBA Draft last week and doesn’t plan on hiring an agent. Chalmers hasn’t yet announced his decision on whether to enter the draft.

Collins averaged 9.3 points and three assists per game for KU. His impact was noticeable enough that he was named the Big 12 sixth man of the year by the league’s coaches. Collins had 11 points in each of KU’s Final Four victories.