Junior Nasir Robinson, who started all 34 games last season at power forward, will miss three to six weeks after undergoing right knee surgery on Tuesday.
Robinson suffered a torn meniscus during Monday’s practice. He underwent surgery at UPMC South Side Hospital.
Fortunately, Pitt has a lot of depth at power forward, with redshirt freshman Nasir Robinson and sophomore J.J. Richardson as the top options. The Panthers could also move Gilbert Brown, when he returns from his hamstring injury, to power forward, where he played last season, and play true freshman J.J. Moore at small forward. There are a lot of different scenarios until Robinson returns.
Robinson averaged 6.6 points and 5.6 rebounds last season while shooting 49.5 percent from the floor.
If he misses the full six weeks, he could return for the SEC Big East Invitational against Tennessee on Dec. 11 at Consol Energy Center.