The 2014 San Diego State's recruiting class came in as one of the most highly touted and celebrated classes in the schools history. However, it will take some time before they will see the pull production of this talented class, as four-star freshman power forward Zylan Cheatham is just the latest Aztec to succumb to a lower body injury.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the 6-foot-8 freshman has a broken bone in his left foot that will require surgery. The injury occurred over the summer while Cheatham was not on Montezuma Mesa with the rest of the incoming class.
Head Coach Steve Fisher told the Union-Tribune that he believes Cheatham won't be able to play for three to four months.
Looking forward at the Aztecs' schedule and depending on how cautious Fisher is with his promising four-star recruit, there is the possibility Cheatham misses the first six weeks of the season, including the Maui Invitational. This young man will lose valuable playing time during his rehabilitation period, but this will definitely give him time to learn under senior forward Dwayne Polee II and junior forward Winston Shepard on what it takes to be a star in Fisher's system.
Through it all, Cheatham has remained positive about this ordeal as he tweeted earlier today.