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K-State guard Kamau Stokes will have knee surgery

Kansas State’s Kamau Stokes was helped from the court by coach Bruce Weber (right) after injuring his knee against Mississippi at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday.
Kansas State’s Kamau Stokes was helped from the court by coach Bruce Weber (right) after injuring his knee against Mississippi at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday. The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State might have to play the rest of the season without its starting point guard.

Bruce Weber said Wednesday that Kamau Stokes will have a surgical procedure on his injured right knee on Thursday and be out for an unknown amount of time.

“We have had some adversity,” Weber said. “Kamau will have a procedure tomorrow and he will probably be out for a while.”

Stokes didn’t play against Kansas after injuring his knee against Mississippi. His presence was missed. The Wildcats lost 23 turnovers with Carlbe Ervin, Barry Brown and Wesley Iwundu working together to fill his normal role.

Stephen Hurt said K-State could have also used Stokes as a shooter.

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“He’s one of our best shooters,” Hurt said. “He knocks down clutch shots. Carlbe and Barry stepped up, played a lot of point. Wesley, Justin, all of our guards had to make more of a role in bringing the ball up and handling the press. Everybody did a good job.”

Weber hopes K-State can respond without Stokes.

“I don’t think they have a choice. Do they? Some miracle that he could come back?” Weber said. “They don’t have a choice. They are going to have to. It’s an opportunity for Carlbe and Barry.”

K-State head coach Bruce Weber discussed KU 77-59 defeat of K-State in Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

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