Minnesota Golden Gophers center Bakary Konate has a stress fracture in his foot and will be out of commission for a month. Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported Konate’s injury.
A 6-foot-11 sophomore, Konate averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds over 8.9 minutes per game his freshman season. He shot 54 percent from the field and was expected to play a bigger role in the 2015-16 season.
This means that Konate will likely miss Minnesota’s season opener at home against the WAC’s Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos on November 13. Hopefully, he recovers quickly and get back on the court in plenty of time to help the Gophers reach their first NCAA Tournament under coach Richard Pitino and first since 2013.
Campus Sports will update Konate’s recovery as more information becomes available.
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