Maryland Terapins sophomore guard Seth Allen has broken his foot and could miss anywhere between eight and ten weeks. He fractured his fifth metatarsal in his left foot. According to ESPN,
Allen was set to start at the point, but coach Mark Turgeon told ESPN.com that the role will fall to Dez Wells, with highly touted freshman Roddy Peters serving as the backup point guard.
“We are devastated for Seth,” Turgeon said in a statement Wednesday. “He was playing at a very high level throughout the summer and fall and was poised to have an excellent start to the season.”
He suffered the injury on Tuesday during practice; he had an awkward landing on his left foot.
Allen was going o be switching from shooting guard to point guard this season, but it looks like that will have to wait a couple of months. Last year, as a freshman, Allen averaged 7.8 points per game and 2.3 assists per game.
He also suffered an injury this past March, during his freshman season. He fractured a bone in his shooting hand during a practice as well.