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Arizona basketball: Talbott Denny suffers apparent knee injury, according to report

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It appears Denny's season could be in doubt

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Arizona Wildcats guard Talbott Denny is in a brace after suffering an apparent knee injury this offseason, according to Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star.

Hansen also speculated that the injury could be season-ending, and Jason Scheer of reported Denny suffered the injury at the UA recreation center.

Denny, who transferred to Arizona from Lipscomb this offseason, has had injury issues before, as the 6-foot-6 guard missed all but one of Lipscomb's games in 2015-16.

Before transferring, Denny averaged 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game with a 41.5 field-goal percentage in 90 games with the Bison.

As I wrote in April, Denny — if healthy — likely won't have a major role in Tucson this upcoming season, but the fifth-year senior would provide depth and leadership.

"[Sean Miller] said he can see me like a [Matt] Korcheck type of deal, where I come in for a couple minutes when somebody is in foul trouble or something like that," Denny told the Daily Wildcat. "He told me, ‘I want you to be a role model and a leader for the younger guys who we’re bringing in.’"

Denny, a Tucson native, was an Arizona fan growing up and it'd be a shame if this injury prevented him from suiting up as a Wildcat.

That said, if this injury is truly season-ending, Denny could apply for a sixth year of eligibility, though it's hardly a given that he'd be granted it.

Let's hope it doesn't come down to that.

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