It was announced today that senior forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree will miss the entirety of the 2021-22 basketball season due to an accumulation of leg injuries. Cosby-Roundtree will be removed from the official active roster, but he will remain on scholarship and remain with the team in an off-court position that is still to be determined.
"Dhamir has been an outstanding player and part of the Villanova family," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "He made important contributions to our 2018 national championship team and our Big East championship teams in 2019 and 2020. Unfortunately, the leg injuries have been too much to overcome these past two years.
"We're excited that Da Da is going to remain a valued contributor to our program this season while pursuing his master's degree,” Wright said in a statement.
Cosby-Roundtree hasn’t appeared in a Villanova basketball game since March 7th 2020, in what was not supposed to be the Wildcats final game of the season, but was because of the emergence of COVID-19. Roundtree has had injuries to both legs, and to different parts of his legs. After the 2019-20 season, he had surgery on his right shin, and in December 2020 he had surgery on his left tibia.
Just on Tuesday, Wright told reporters, “We’re trying to determine, he's been out so long with getting back in shape, getting his bounce back, how long is that gonna take where he could realistically contribute this year, will he get back in time, and if not, can he get this year back? That's what we’re trying to figure out with compliance. There's a little lack of clarity, last year he didn’t play, so does he get this year back as a covid year and can that be a redshirt year? We’re pretty sure it can be but we want to get it confirmed by the NCAA before we make any decisions.”
In his Villanova career, the Philadelphia native has appeared in 105 games and started 17 of them while averaging 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds.