Monday, January 31, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: O'Brien will undergo surgery; done for season

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Junior forward Jake O'Brien, team tri-captain and preseason All-America East selection, will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season with a foot injury, Boston University men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced on Monday.

The former Boston College High School standout suffered a fractured navicular bone in his left foot during a Dec. 31 game at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

After medical consultation, O'Brien will undergo season-ending surgery and go through rehab, looking for a return by the start of the 2011-12 season.

A former America East Rookie of the Year, O'Brien, through 14 games this season, was averaging 11.6 points per game to go along with a team-high 5.8 rebounds-per-game. Additionally, he was averaging a career-best 42.4 percent from the field, including a 39.4 percent clip from 3-point range.

The Terriers (10-13, 5-4 AE) will now look to continue to move on without their star forward as they take on the conference-leading University of Maine Black Bears (14-7, 8-1 AE) at Agganis Arena Tuesday night.

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