Aug. 2, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore basketball player Jason Morris has been sidelined with a broken right big toe, but is expected to be ready for pre-season conditioning and individual instruction in September.
The 6-5 guard from Augusta, Ga., sustained the injury in a pickup game on July 20, and underwent surgery to insert an anchor in the toe on July 25. He is undergoing daily rehabilitation and hopes to be back on the court in 6-8 weeks.
“The most important thing is to get him healthy now so that when we start workouts in September, he’ll be ready to go,” said head coach Brian Gregory. “Jason had a great spring and a great summer, and he’ll overcome this challenge.”
Morris played in every game as a freshman in 2010-11 and started the last five contests of the season, averaging 6.0 points (fifth on the team) and 2.2 rebounds a game. He shot a team-high 40 percent from three-point range and hit 75.6 percent of his free throws.