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Butler Basketball Star to Miss Season

8/16/2013


Roosevelt Jones (photo courtesy Butler University Athletics)

Butler junior forward Roosevelt Jones will miss the entire season with a wrist injury.

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Jones was Butler's top returning scorer and rebounder. He suffered a wrist injury during the Bulldogs' trip to Australia. He fell on his wrist in the first game of the three-game trip.

Doctors examined the injury after the team returned to Indianapolis and determined that surgery is needed. The "6-4 forward averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during the Bulldogs' 27-9 season a year ago. Jones was looking to extend a streak of 67 consecutive starts.

Butler head athletic trainer Ryan Galloy says Jones' prognosis is good and he is expected back on the court for his senior season.

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