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Fractured Cheekbone Sidelines Tech's Peacock

Dec. 31, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman center Zach Peacock suffered a fractured right cheekbone late in Saturday night’s game with Saint Francis and will miss Wednesday’s game with Winston-Salem State, head coach Paul Hewitt said.

Peacock’s injury was diagnosed in a post-game hospital visit. The 6-8 Miami, Fla., native suffered the fracture when he and teammate Paco Diaw both dove on the floor for a loose ball with 2:23 remaining, and Diaw’s knee struck Peacock’s cheekbone.

Upon further examination Tuesday, no surgery was recommended, and Peacock will be fitted for a protective mask. His status for Saturday’s game at Clemson and beyond is not yet known.

Peacock has played in all 13 Tech games this season, starting the first nine, and has averaged 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in 20 minutes in Saturday’s game with Saint Francis, which the Yellow Jackets (10-3) won 87-43.

The Jackets’ game with Winston-Salem State (7 p.m. Wednesday) is their final tune-up before conference play resumes Saturday at Clemson.

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