Alabama Freshman Dazon Ingram Suffers Season-Ending Injury
Alabama men’s basketball head coach Avery Johnson announced on Thursday that starting freshman point guard Dazon Ingram suffered a fractured left foot during Tuesday’s practice and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
Ingram is scheduled to have surgery Friday morning to repair the injury.
Ingram helped the Tide to a 5-2 start to the season which included consecutive wins over top-25 opponents for the first time in almost 10 years, with victories over then-No. 20 Wichita State (64-60) on Nov. 27 and then-No. 17 Notre Dame (74-73) on Nov. 29.
“I am extremely disappointed for Dazon and his family,” Johnson said. “Dazon is a special, multi-talented player that we use in a variety of ways and he’ll be missed. At the same time, we are approaching this with a ‘next man up’ mentality. I have a lot of confidence moving forward in Retin Obasohan, Justin Coleman and Lawson Schaffer – they have worked hard and continue to improve every day. The expectation for us is to continue to work hard and play at a high level on both ends of the floor.”
Starting each of the Tide’s seven games this season, Ingram led the team with 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, ranked second in steals (1.1 spg), third in minutes per contest (25.6 mpg) and fourth points per game (7.7) and field goal percentage (.541).