Hooper Vint, the 6-foot-10 freshman, got a few days off before the spring semester begins. Vint, who is out with a bulging disc in his back, got a brief trip home to Arkansas. He will almost certainly get a redshirt year, working as a freshman again next year.
Malcolm Moore, the 6-7 junior college transfer, is hobbling around on crutches these days. He had his surgery recently, correcting the torn ACL in his right knee. He is still unable to get around very well after the surgery, relying heavily on the crutches.
Tough break for both young men. And for the Miners.
As they say, things happen for a reason. Hopefully, they will both recover fully, come back stronger than ever next year and hopefully they can both get their year back.