Due to a broken bone in his foot, Je’lon Hornbeak, a guard of the Oklahoma Sooners, will be forced to miss four to six weeks. According to ESPN,
Sooners coach Lon Kruger said Tuesday that Hornbeak was hurt in practice that morning and the injury will not require surgery.
The 6-foot-4 Hornbeak is averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 21 minutes per game as a reserve for the Sooners (8-1).
We’re very disappointed for Je’lon,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said in a statement. “This will impact our team significantly while he’s out.”
Hornbeak’s 21-minute average was the most off the bench for the Sooners.The injury figures to open more playing time for freshman Frank Booker.
Booker is averaging 4.3 points in 12.3 minutes. He’s shooting 29.4 percent from the floor and 27.6 percent from behind the 3-point line.
This is the second foot injury suffered in the last four months for Hornbeak. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot just after the team returned from its five-game European trip in August.
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