Dove Has Fractured Hip; May Miss Six Weeks

Oklahoma State sophomore forward Marcus Dove is expected to miss up to six weeks after suffering a broken hip in the Cowboys' game against Tennessee on Thursday night in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City, it is being reported by The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World.

The 6-foot-9 Dove was undercut by Tennessee's Andre Patterson as he went up for the ball on a last-second shot to end the first half. Dove came down hard on his back and hip, resulting in the injury. He received medical attention on the court while the rest of the Cowboys went to the locker room, and eventually walked off the court under his own power. But Dove did not play in the second half of the Cowboys' 89-73 victory over the previously undefeated Volunteers.

Eddie Sutton said afterward the game that Dove was having trouble walking and it did not look good. Dove was taken back to Stillwater for X-rays that reportedly revealed the broken hip.

The Cowboys, 8-3, will miss Dove, who has turned into the team's defensive stopper, when they travel to Alabama-Birmingham for next Wednesday's nationally televised (ESPN2) game against the Blazers.

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