Mueller Latest Cowboy Hoopster to Be Sidelined; Torn Right ACL

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Add another name to the list of injured Cowboy basketball players.

Forward Austin Mueller tore the ACL in his right leg during practice, and is sidelined. He was on the bench for Wednesday's game against South Carolina, but wearing a brace on the leg.

While redshirt freshman Hunter Thgompson has returned from the concussion syndrome that sidelined him for three games, making his second start in a row on Wednesday.

Jordan Naughton, however, is out until at least the start of conference season with a knee injury suffered in the Cowboys exhibition game. And Hunter Maldonado remains on a day-to-day basis with ongoing back problems. He was in the lineup on Wednesday.

Those injuries, along with the decision of Lwal Dung to leave after less than a semester and return to Australia has left coach Allen Edwards and his staff scrambling at times with an inexperienced roster. The Cowboys have six freshmen on their roster -- Thompson and five true freshman -- along with two junior college transfers. With Naughton, a senior, and Mueller, a sophomore, sidelined, the Cowboys have only two seniors (Nye Redding and Justin ames), and one sophomore (Maldanado) on the active roster.