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Basketball: Camden's Greer likely out for year

Camden basketball star Corey Greer is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Thursday, his father LaMarr Greer said Friday night.

LaMarr Greer said an MRI taken Friday morning confirmed the extent of his son's injury.

LaMarr Greer said his son likely will undergo surgery but that a decision had not been made pending further consulation with doctors.

"It's a quiet house around here," LaMarr Greer said.

Camden coach John Valore said the news was "devastating" because of how hard Corey Greer had worked to prepare for his junior season.

"Devastating news," Valore said by text. "Corey has worked very hard, very disciplined in his work ethic.

"To have it (his junior season) end this way is very hard for the young man."

Greer had averaged 12.0 points through Camden's first three games. He was injured when he planted his left leg while attempting a layup in a game against Paul VI.

"He thought he just hyper-extended it," LaMarr Greer said. "But the doctor texted me with the results. It's torn."

The 6-foot-1 Greer was Camden's floor leader, a natural point guard who also could score. He averaged 11.8 points with 154 assists last season in helping the Panthers to a 26-6 record and a berth in the Group 2 state finals.

Greer was a first-team All-South Jersey selection in preseason rankings by the Inquirer.

Camden is 3-0 and No. 2 in the Inquirer Top 25. The Panthers were regarded as strong contenders to capture the program's 12th overall state title but first since 2000.

"The good thing is he knows he has to put in the work to get back," LaMarr Greer said.

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