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Sooners sophomore guard Je'lon Hornbeak out four to six weeks

by Ryan Aber Modified: December 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm •  Published: December 10, 2013
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Oklahoma's Je'lon Hornbeak will miss four to six weeks with a broken foot. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Je'lon Hornbeak will miss four to six weeks with a broken foot. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak will miss four to six weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot.

Hornbeak suffered the injury in practice Tuesday morning.

Hornbeak is averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals off the bench.

“We’re very disappointed for Je’lon,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said in a statement. “This will impact our team significantly while he’s out.”

Hornbeak’s 21-minute average was the most off the bench for the Sooners. The injury figures to open more playing time for freshman Frank Booker.

Booker is averaging 4.3 points in 12.3 minutes. He’s shooting 29.4 percent from the floor and 27.6 percent from behind the 3-point line.

This is the second foot injury suffered in the last four months for Hornbeak. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot just after the team returned from its five-game European trip in August.

After taking the week off from games for finals, the Sooners resume play against Tulsa at 4 p.m. Saturday at home.

Hornbeak figures to miss at least the start of Big 12 play. The Sooners open conference play at Texas on Jan. 4.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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