Chol Marial’s college basketball career will be delayed after Maryland announced Tuesday that the 7-foot-2 center from South Sudan will undergo surgery Sept. 4 to repair stress fractures in both legs. Marial is expected to be sidelined three to four months.

Once considered a top-10 prospect for his age group and still thought to be an intriguing pro prospect, Marial has struggled to stay healthy since coming to the United States in middle school. He started his high school career in Florida and ended in Arizona, barely getting on the court the past two years.