Notre Dame"s Colson to miss 8 weeks
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame senior forward Bonzie Colson will undergo surgery on Thursday for a left foot fracture suffered in practice this week. Colson is expected to miss eight weeks of game action, the school announced Tuesday.
The 6-foot-6 Colson, a preseason All-America selection, is averaging 21.3 points and 9.8 rebounds, both team-leading, and is shooting 54 percent from the field. He also leads the Fighting Irish (10-3) in blocks (30) and steals (26).
''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 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.''
Notre Dame opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on Wednesday at home against North Carolina State.Copyright © 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.