LINCOLN — Nebraska basketball starting forward Ed Morrow is out indefinitely because of a right foot injury, coach Tim Miles said Wednesday.
“This is disappointing for Ed,’’ Miles said in a press release. “I think he’s been playing his best basketball of his career, but a foot injury is a delicate one. We want to make sure he is at full health, and it was obvious on Sunday that he needs time to rest for his foot to heal properly.’’
Morrow has averaged 10.1 points, 7.9 rebounds (sixth in the Big Ten) and 1.5 blocked shots a game (seventh in the Big Ten).
The 6-foot-7, 234-pound sophomore from Chicago had seven points, two rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes of Sunday’s loss to Northwestern. An MRI earlier this week confirmed his injury.
Morrow had a bone spur removed from his foot the summer before his freshman season, then struggled with foot problems throughout last season.
He missed four consecutive games last February because of a foot injury and saw limited action over a six-week period before showing promise in three Big Ten tournament games in March.
Surgery isn’t needed for this injury, and Morrow will be re-evaluated next week to determine a timetable to return.
This is the second major injury Nebraska (9-7, tied for first in the Big Ten at 3-1) has faced since late December. On Christmas night, junior guard Anton Gill suffered a ruptured patella tendon while going up for a dunk in early warm-ups for practice. Gill is out for the season.
For Saturday’s game at Michigan, the Huskers will have nine scholarship players available.