South Dakota coach Eric Peterson injured after fall at home, out indefinitely for Coyotes

South Dakota coach Eric Peterson fell in his home on Wednesday night and sustained "multiple injuries," the university announced on Thursday.

It’s unclear specifically what happened, but the athletic department said he was preparing his home for the holidays when he fell. The injuries are considered non-life-threatening, but Peterson will miss Saturday’s game against UC Irvine.

It’s unclear how long he will be out. The Coyotes will host Coastal Carolina on Wednesday before traveling to Kansas City and Oral Roberts next week.

Peterson is in his first season in Vermillion, and has led the Coyotes to a 5-5 start. He spent last season as an assistant at Utah under coach Craig Smith, and he’s worked as an assistant both at Utah State and at South Dakota before taking the head job.

Peterson replaced Todd Lee at South Dakota this past offseason. Lee compiled a 66-52 overall record in four seasons, and finished in fifth in the Summit League last season. He is now an assistant at Arkansas under coach Eric Musselman.