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Friday, November 14, 2008

Chris Otule out one month with injury: UPDATED

We have just confirmed that freshman center Chris Otule will miss a month of action after sustaining an injury this week.

According to Mike Broeker, Deputy Director of Athletics at MU, the university will release more information later after speaking with the coaching staff, Otule and team doctors. (updated below)

With sophomore forward Joe Fulce already out until the end of December, the Otule injury leaves Marquette with few options on the baseline. Senior center Dwight Burke and sophomore Patrick Hazel are the only two healthy post players on the roster as the season opens tonight.

UPDATED

Moments ago (11:40am CT), Marquette sent out the following press release, providing more detail on this morning's developments:

November 14, 2008
For Immediate Release

Otule To Miss Significant Time Following Foot Injury

Freshman Center Expected To Contribute To MU’s Front Line

Milwaukee – Freshman center Chris Otule of the Marquette University men’s basketball team has been sidelined for several weeks after suffering an injury to his left foot in practice earlier this week.

Otule was injured when a teammate landed on his foot, causing a fracture in the metatarsal bone. He is expected to miss at least a month of game action due to the injury.

Otule is in his first season with the Golden Eagles and is the only true freshman on the roster. He is expected to provide valuable minutes in the team’s front line rotation in 2008-09.

--MU--

updated with MU press release

2 comments:

Matt said...

Yikes. Let's get these out of the way early.

Dan said...

I heard that Otule has a broken toe and that's why he's out.