South Dakota’s Peterson injured in fall, will not coach this weekend

The University of South Dakota has released the following statement on the condition of head men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson:

University of South Dakota men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson suffered multiple injuries resulting from a fall Wednesday night while preparing his home for the holidays. His injuries are not life threatening, but he is currently in Sioux Falls being monitored by doctors to recover and determine when he can return to coaching. He will not be on the sidelines Saturday when the Coyotes host UC Irvine in a 1 p.m. tip inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

Peterson took over at USD back in March of 2022 after working as an assistant at both Utah State and Utah. He also spent 2014-18 as an assistant for the Coyotes. His team is currently 5-5.

More updates on this story as they become available.

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