UW center Boswell to redshirt this season

Updated: November 5, 2003, 6:58 PM ET

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- True freshman center Jarrod Boswell will redshirt this season because of a knee injury, Wyoming coach Steve McClain said.

Doctors found and repaired a torn meniscus in Boswell's left knee during arthroscopic surgery on Monday, McClain said. The 7-footer from Lakeside, Calif., is expected to be sidelined three weeks.

"He'll be able to practice with us this season, so, really, it's just like he's taking a redshirt year," McClain said Tuesday.

Boswell was injured while falling down a set of stairs a couple weeks ago.

Despite Boswell's absence, the Cowboys appear to be well-stocked along the front line, especially at center.

Junior 7-foot center Alex Dunn is the heir apparent to the graduated Uche Nsonwu. Dunn started Saturday's exhibition opener against the EA Sports Midwest All-Stars. Dunn finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes. He shot seven of seven from the field.

Reserve senior center Ryan Wildenborg had 6 points and four boards in 11 minutes.

Senior starting power forward Mory Correa netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 24 minutes. He shot 10 of 13 from the free-throw line.

Reserve power forward Joe Ries, a senior, was a starter last season. He had 6 points and five boards in 16 minutes.

UW also has senior reserve forward/center Omoniyi Makun, who recorded two points in 4 minutes against EA Sports Midwest.

The Cowboys' only other significant injury is the stress fracture just below senior guard/forward David Rottinghaus' left kneecap. He is expected to return in time for UW's regular-season opener in Laramie against Southern Illinois on Nov. 22.

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