Niagara’s Bilal Benn Has Surgery, Out For Month, Purple Eagles Hit Hard

Posted by Ari Kramer on December-12-2009 Add Comments

Troubling news came out of Niagara in the middle of this week: senior Bilal Benn could miss about one month following a supposed knee surgery.

The school would not disclose precise information, but the director of athletics communication said it was a "minor procedure" that would be "short term." The Niagara Gazette reported the details "according to a source."

Assuming Benn, who is averaging 15.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per game, is indeed sidelined for a month, the Purple Eagles will struggle.

The scoring aspect of Benn's game is not irreplaceable because Demetrius Williamson, a scoring senior, will replace Benn in the lineup. However, with the Villanova transfer out, Niagara, whose main co...

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