One of Steve Prohm’s top recruits will be out of action throughout much of the summer. Iowa State confirmed on Thursday freshman forward Zion Griffin had arthroscopic surgery after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, and will be out 3-5 weeks.
Iowa State's Zion Griffin is having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a torn lateral meniscus that he stained the injury in a pickup game at home three weeks ago. Expected for full activity in 3-5 weeks
— Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) June 14, 2018
According to reports, Griffin suffered the injury during a pickup game back home in Illinois. Griffin will be out for much of the summer, missing offseason workouts, but is not expected to miss any time in the upcoming season related to the injury.
Griffin was one of the top signees of a 2018 Iowa State signing class that ranked No. 26 in the country according to 247Sports. A consensus 4-star recruit according to the 247Sports composite, Griffin ranked as the No. 122 player overall and signed with the Cyclones over heavy interest from Kansas.
A 6-foot-6 small forward out of Hinsdale South (Darien, Ill.), Griffin is considered one of the most athletic wings in the 2018 class. With the Cyclones coming off their first NCAA Tournament miss in seven years, Griffin and fellow Chicago-area forward Talen Horton-Tucker are expected to play prominent roles for Prohm next season.