Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler Bulldogs junior forward Roosevelt
Jones will miss the entire 2013-14 basketball season after suffering ligament
damage in his left wrist.
The school said Jones sustained the injury in the first game of the Bulldogs'
recent exhibition trip to Australia. He was Butler's top returning scorer and
"Roosevelt suffered an injury that resulted in ligament damage to his left
wrist, and he'll undergo season-ending surgery," said Butler head athletic
trainer Ryan Galloy in a statement released by the school on Friday. "His
prognosis is good and he's expected to make a full recovery for next season."
The 6-foot-4 forward started all 36 games for the team last season, averaging
10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds for a Butler squad that was 27-9.
"First and foremost, our thoughts are with Roosevelt," stated new Butler coach
Brandon Miller. "He has worked very hard to position himself to have a
terrific junior year. Having said that, Roosevelt is a tough-minded,
determined young man, and I am confident he will return from this adversity an
even better player and person. Despite not playing, Roosevelt will continue to
have an impact in leading this team as we move forward."
The Bulldogs, after a brief one-year stay in the Atlantic 10, become a member
of the Big East Conference this fall.
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