A big blow, no doubt - UW senior Scott Suggs, a shooting guard who was on the Pacific-10/12 Conference's top 3-point shooters last season, will miss the next eight to 12 weeks with a fracture in his right foot.
He is expected to have surgery on the foot this afternoon, said Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar in a released statement.
Suggs was seen heading out of Hec Edmundson Pavilion late Thursday on crutches - two days after reporting discomfort in the foot.
X-rays revealed Suggs has a fracture in the fifth metatarsal. Team doctor Chris Wahl will perform the surgery at the UW Medical Center. He had the surgery today and screw was inserted into his right foot.
“The last couple weeks, it bothered him a little bit, nagging him,” Romar said this afternoon. “And I think he was in the shower and slipped a little bit, felt something pop. That was yesterday or the night before.”
“We anticipate a full recovery within an eight-week period."
The Husky chose to have Suggs get the surgery today instead of trying to play through.
“Usually in those situations, you could gimp through it," Romar said. "But one wrong move, and now you have a clean break, now you can’t play through that. So it’s better that he got it taken care of now without the risk of breaking it.”
Romar said the team never considered the prospect of redshirting Suggs.
Suggs played in 31 games as a junior and averaged 7.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He shot 45 percent from the 3-point stripe.
His 228 points are third most among returning Washington scorers. Suggs joins forward Darnell Gant as one of two scholarship seniors on the UW roster.