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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Sources: Robert Carter to miss month

By Jeff Goodman
ESPN.com

Georgia Tech leading rebounder Robert Carter Jr. will have surgery and is out indefinitely after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee during Sunday's win against Charlotte.

Robert Carter
Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter Jr., who is tied for the ACC lead with 9.3 rebounds per game, is out indefinitely after suffering a torn meniscus Sunday.

Carter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, is tied for the ACC lead in rebounding at 9.3 per game. He averages 10.3 points.

Sources told ESPN.com that Carter will likely miss the next month, which could be a significant hit to Georgia Tech's postseason hopes.

The Yellow Jackets (9-4) have lost to Dayton, Ole Miss, St. John's and Vanderbilt and are long shots to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.

However, with a solid showing in the ACC, they could become an NIT team.

"He's a tough kid, and this hit him pretty hard," coach Brian Gregory said in a statement. "He's done everything we've asked of him this year. He's changed his body, he's become more aggressive on the glass, and his stats clearly show that he was having a tremendous sophomore season for us. He's a big part of what we do both offensively and defensively."

Georgia Tech opens conference play Saturday at Maryland (9-5, 1-0).