Reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year Kyle Casey suffered a broken metatarsal while playing pickup basketball with his teammates Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion, Casey told The Crimson last night.
Casey will undergo surgery at Boston’s Baptist Hospital tomorrow and is expected to miss between six and eight weeks before returning to the court.
“I got the ball and made a hard cut going to the rim,” Casey said. “I felt a pop, and I fell.”
Casey had X-rays taken yesterday afternoon that revealed the break in his foot.
Casey will likely miss the opening portion of Harvard’s nonconference schedule but is expected to return in time for the start of Ivy League play.
“It could have been worse, so I’m just trying to stay optimistic, but it’s pretty bad news for myself and my team,” Casey said.
Heading into his sophomore season, Casey was predicted by several media outlets to contend for the Ivy League Player of the Year Award while helping the Crimson compete for its first conference title. As a freshman, Casey led the Crimson in rebounding and finished second in scoring, averaging 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.