For a second year in a row, Nasir Robinson will be sidelined with a right knee injury. Robinson missed the first three games of last season due to a torn miniscus.
Though it is the same knee that was injured last year, head coach Jamie Dixon does not believe there is a tear. The surgery will take place at UPMC South Side Hospital, and will be performed by team physician Dr. Robin West.
Team physicians Dr. Freddie Fu and Pitt trainer Tony Salesi project that Robinson will be out three to four weeks, and that he could be back in time for Pitt's season-opener against Albany on November 11.
Robinson went on to start 21 of 31 games in 2010-11, where he averaged 9.4 points and 4.9 rebounds a game. He finished his junior seaosn with four double-doubles, 12 double-digit scoring games and another five games with 10 or more rebounds. He has played in 94 career games with 55 career starts.