For Immediate Release
Otule To Miss Remainder Of 2009-10 With Foot Injury
Sophomore Center Also Missed Time As A Freshman In 2008-09
Milwaukee – Marquette University sophomore center Chris Otule will more than likely miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season after suffering a fractured right foot in practice Monday afternoon, head coach Buzz Williams announced.
"We are extremely hurt for Chris," Williams said. "His development since the end of last season has been extraordinary. He has grown as a person and that was reflective in who he was becoming as a player. His game and confidence were growing daily, and though his stats do not reveal it, there was a residual positive impact for what he was giving our team on both ends of the floor.
"We will make sure he has the absolute best care possible and we will support him throughout his recovery," Williams added.
Otule missed the first 10 games of the 2008-09 campaign and played in just nine outings overall after suffering a broken bone in his left foot in mid-November of 2008. He averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in nine appearances.
This season, Otule appeared in all three games and earned his first career start in the victory over Grambling State. The Richmond, Texas, native was contributing 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest.
Otule is the second player to be lost for the season. Freshman guard Junior Cadougan ruptured his achilles during preseason conditioning.