OFFICIAL MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE:
Freshman center Chris Otule of the Marquette University men’s basketball team has been sidelined for several weeks after suffering an injury to his left foot in practice earlier this week.
Otule was injured when a teammate landed on his foot, causing a fracture in the metatarsal bone. He is expected to miss at least a month of game action due to the injury.
Otule is in his first season with the Golden Eagles and is the only true freshman on the roster. He is expected to provide valuable minutes in the team’s front line rotation in 2008-09.
The only other healthy big men on the roster are starters Lazar Hayward and Dwight Burke, as well as Patrick Hazel off the bench.
The season opens tonight at the Bradley Center at 7 P.M. Be sure to check out MUTV-Sports.blogspot.com for postgame thoughts, interviews, and highlights.