ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore basketball player Clarence Moore has sustained a fracture in his left foot and is expected to be sidelined through the month of November, head coach Paul Hewitt said Wednesday.
Moore, a 6-4, 225-pound forward from Norco, La., broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot Sunday while playing a two-on-two basketball game. He will undergo surgery Thursday to insert a metal screw into the bone, and his foot will be in a cast for three weeks. After that, a rehabilitation period of eight to 12 weeks is expected.
“I feel bad for Clarence that this happened,” said Hewitt, who will begin his first pre-season practice with the Yellow Jackets on Oct. 14. “If he is ready to play by Dec. 1, that’s great. I don’t expect this will set him or us back too much, though. We place a lot of emphasis on teaching and individual instruction, and he will be able to keep up from a mental standpoint.”
One of nine returning lettermen from last season, Moore played in all 30 games, starting five, and averaged 4.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. In the five games he started, all consecutive games, he averaged 10.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals, including a season high of 17 points against Florida A&M and 15 against Virginia.