Posted: Sep 18, 2012 8:24 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Sep 20, 2012 10:11 AM
The Cal Poly men's basketball team may be without the services of junior point guard Maliik Love for the upcoming season.
Head coach Joe Callero said Love suffered a Jones fracture during practice on Saturday. The stress fracture happened on the outside bone above the little toe on his left foot.
Callero said Love had minor pain in the same foot earlier in the day. Love will need surgery in the next two weeks and be out a minimum of ten weeks for recovery.
Love has a medical redshirt year available. However, a decision of whether or not to redshirt Love will not be made until the rehabilitation process is underway.
Callero called the injury a major blow to the Mustangs. He said Love was going to compete with Jamal Johnson for the starting point guard position. Kyle Odister will likely see more minutes as a result at point, while Drake U'U and Chris O'Brien could as well.
Love played in 32 of the Mutsangs' 33 games last season . He averaged 12.5 minutes, 2.1 points, 0.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds per gam as a sophomore. Love was named the Co-Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010-11 after he averaged 5.7 points, 1.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly opens the season on November 9 at TCU.
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