Already missing its first-year head coach, Texas A&M now must get by without its top player for the near future.
The No. 20 Aggies play their first game without injured star forward Khris Middleton when they try for a 62nd straight non-conference home victory Sunday against Southern University as part of the 2K Sports Classic.
Last season's leading scorer at 14.4 points per game, the 6-foot-7 Middleton had six points and three rebounds in 10 minutes when he was injured in Texas A&M's season-opening 81-59 rout of Liberty on Wednesday.
Initially thought to be a hamstring injury, an MRI exam later revealed that the junior partially tore his right meniscus. Middleton, who was second on team with 5.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing surgery Friday.
His injury is the latest blow to hit the Aggies, who are already without head coach Billy Kennedy indefinitely after he took a leave of absence following his recent diagnosis of early sta...