UT Confirms Taylor's Injury

Texas announced Longhorns point guard Isaiah Taylor has a broken left wrist, which HD reported on Friday.

The sophomore point guard, who led Texas with 15 points per game, broke his left wrist when he went up for a dunk late in the game against Iowa on Thursday.

Iowa's Gabriel Olaseni was called for a "Flagrant 2" on the play and was ejected from the game.

The Longhorns announced that the injury would not require surgery. The school did not announce a timetable for his return but did say the injury was not "season-ending." His status is out indefinitely.

A source told HD on Friday that Taylor would be out at least a month, but it could be as much as six weeks.

If Taylor came back in exactly a month he'd return in time for the Longhorns to face Stanford on Dec. 23 in Austin. Texas starts Big 12 play at Texas Tech on Jan. 3.

UT will travel to Connecticut on Nov. 30 and to Kentucky on Dec. 5.

With Taylor out, the Longhorns will rely on junior Javan Felix and sophomore Kendal Yancy to shoulder the load.

Felix, who was injured at the beginning of last season which moved Taylor into the starting lineup, had nine points and four assists in 35 minutes against Cal on Friday. But he also had four turnovers.

Yancy had six points, an assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Texas will play its second game without Taylor on Tuesday when it hosts Saint Francis at 7 p.m.

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