MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis point guard Jeremiah Martin has a broken left foot that will force the Tigers to play the rest of the season without the American Athletic Conference’s leading scorer.
The 6-foot-3 sophomore will undergo surgery Tuesday and is expected to be out six to eight months. Martin was averaging 18.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and a league-best 2.3 steals per game.
He was injured hurt Thursday during <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/3becc177ee3c4605a1258846ea831d7f/Thornton,-Rivers-lead-Memphis-past-No.-23-Houston”>Memphis’ 91-85 victory over No. 23 Houston</a> . Memphis coach Tubby Smith announced the severity of Martin’s injury Friday.
Memphis (17-11, 8-7 American) has three regular-season games remaining. The Tigers next play Sunday at Connecticut (13-15, 6-9).
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