Dec 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; George Washington Colonials guard Kethan Savage (11) shoots the ball over Maryland Terrapins forward Charles Mitchell (0) during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

George Washington guard Kethan Savage to miss 6-8 weeks with broken foot

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At 15-3, the George Washington Colonials have been one of the bright stories of the 2013-2014 season in college hoops, but on Tuesday morning, they were dealt a devastating blow.

2nd-leading scorer Kethan Savage has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot that will keep him out between 6 and 8 weeks, and this is a huge subtraction for GW. The 6-foot-3 sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this season, and his play-making ability off the dribble has been a huge plus for the vastly-improved Colonials.

Fortunately for GW, they do have some reasonable depth at the position, as 6-foot-6 sophomore swingman Patricio Garino has scored in double-figures over 4 of their last 5 games. He won’t present the same type of all-court impact that Savage has been able to make, but because Savage’s timetable for return could reach all the way into the Atlantic 10 conference tournament, GW head coach Mike Lonergan has to look toward the future.

It’s never fun to see one of the budding young stars in college basketball (mid-major or otherwise) go down, and hopefully, Savage will return at 100% in the near future.

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