Sport Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson out eight weeks with broken foot

02:50  03 january  2018
02:50  03 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Notre Dame senior forward Bonzie Colson , the leading scorer for the Irish this season, is expected to miss eight weeks of action after suffering a left foot fracture in practice earlier this week.

Notre Dame 's Bonzie Colson expected to miss eight weeks with foot fracture. Bonzie Colson will undergo surgery for a left foot fracture.

a man holding a basketball: Bonzie Colson © Getty Images Bonzie Colson Notre Dame senior forward and preseason All-American Bonzie Colson is expected to miss eight weeks with a left foot fracture, the university announced Tuesday.

Colson will have surgery Thursday to repair the injury, which he suffered in practice this week.

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"We are all feeling for Bonzie right now, who was performing as well as any player in the country," coach Mike Brey said in a prepared statement. "We need to embrace this challenge. This program has lost key guys before and we figured out a way to earn an NCAA bid."

Colson was widely considered Player of the Year candidate prior to the season. He was leading the Fighting Irish in scoring (21.4 points per game) and rebounding (10.4 per game) prior to the injury.

Notre Dame (11-3, 1-0 ACC) opened conference play Dec. 30 with a win over Georgia Tech. It will face N.C. State at home Wednesday.

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