The point guard position at Kansas is already a tough one, but it got that much more difficult, when it was announced that freshman Devonte’ Graham will miss at least four weeks with what doctors are describing as turf toe.
Graham reportedly injured the toe on his right foot during last week’s 75-70 win at Georgetown, when Hoyas 350 pound center Joshua Smith stepped on Graham’s foot. Before Saturday’s 63-60 win over Utah at the Sprint Center, he could be seen wearing a protective boot on the injured foot.
Head coach Bill Self says while the doctors say at least four weeks, it really means he will be reevaluated at that time to determine if he will need a medical redshirt. Regardless, it’s sure to test the strength and knowledge of this Kansas team.
“It's going to be a situation where we've got to kind of redefine who we are.,” Self said. “We won some games playing the way we have, which is fine, but the next three weeks we've really got to do some things to get better for conference play. But, it's too bad about Devonte'. We hope we can get him back. There is no guarantee that he's going to come back, so we'll just play it by ear and re-evaluate him in about four weeks."
Kansas has four more games before conference play begins in early January. They’ll face Lafayette, Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.