In a season that has already been derailed by some key and long-term injuries for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the news continues to get worse. Today it was announced that swingman Jason Morris has suffered a broken foot that will require surgery.
Update in Jason Morris, injured in UNC game. X-ray revealed broken 5th metatarsal in right foot, will have surgery Monday. Get well soon!
— GT Men’s Basketball (@GTMBK) January 31, 2014
Morris injured his foot in Tuesday’s 78-65 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels at McCamish Pavilion, and the official diagnosis wasn’t able to be made until today.
Chalk up one more season-ending injury for the already short-handed Yellow Jackets. This is a huge blow to Brian Gregory’s team and to the 6-foot-5 senior forward/guard, who has probably now ended his career as a Yellow Jacket.
The one-time starter missed the first 10 games of this season due to a left foot injury (this time it’s his right), and was also our briefly with a minor concussion suffered in a car accident. Early in his career at Tech, Morris played a key role with the team, but has now seen his role reduced to a reserve mostly due to injuries.
The Jackets rotation was already paper thin, with starters becoming gassed late in games due to the lack of reserve depth. This injury will only exasperate that situation, which is shame for a team who was hoping to climb back into ACC prominence this season.
On the season, Morris has appeared in 9 games, averaging 2.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg. In his four years at Tech, he has averaged 18.6 minutes per game, posting a 36.4 FG percentage, with 5.8 ppg and 2.6 rpg.
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