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Senior suffers fractured leg at Minnesota

Senior forward Will Sherrill suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the second half of Monday's 87-79 win against Minnesota. Sherrill's timetable for recovery is uncertain, although an estimate of less than six weeks has been given.

The injury occurred when 6-foot-10, 258-pound Minnesota junior center Colton Iverson landed squarely on Sherrill's leg in a scramble for a rebound. Sherrill writhed on the floor for several minutes and then needed assistance to leave the court.

The 6-foot-9 team captain had started the previous four games for the Cavaliers. During that period, he shot 57 percent from the floor and averaged 8.25 points and 4.25 rebounds. He has shot 54.5 percent from three-point range this season.

Sherrill's injury will likely yield more playing time for freshmen forwards Akil Mitchell and Will Regan. Mitchell has appeared in five games for a total of 42 minutes this season, while Regan has made six appearances for a total of 33 minutes.

-compiled by Nick Eilerson


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