Butler’s Roosevelt Jones will miss the 2013 season

Butler Bulldogs junior forward Roosevelt Jones will miss the entire 2013 season with torn ligaments in his left wrist.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Jones tore ligaments in his left wrist when he took a hard fall just four minutes into the team’s first game in Australia on August 6. The Indianapolis Star notes that, according to Butler Head coach Brandon Miller, Jones put his wrist out to brace his fall after going up for a shot. Jones will redshirt this season and has two years of eligibility remaining when he returns in 2014.

“Roosevelt suffered an injury that resulted in ligament damage to his left wrist, and he’ll undergo season-ending surgery,” Butler head athletic trainer Ryan Galloy said in the school’s release, according to CBS Sports. “His prognosis is good and he’s expected to make a full recovery for next season.”

“It hurt me for him to have to hear that,” Miller said Friday, according to the Indianapolis Star. “It’s just one of those things you can’t control. He was having great practices before we left and was in terrific shape.”

As CBS Sports notes, Jones was the Bulldogs’ top returning scorer and rebounder with averages of 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds.

Butler will resume their conditioning and weight room workouts in September, according to the Indianapolis Star.

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