UCLA 6-5 junior guard Arron Afflalo, the Bruins' leading scorer from last season and a first-team All-Pacific-10 selection, has a left foot stress reaction, Bruin head coach Ben Howland announced Wednesday.
According to Howland, Afflalo has been experiencing pain in his left foot and an MRI revealed the injury. Afflalo is currently in a walking boot. Recovery for an injury of this type is normally six-to-eight weeks.
In 2005-06 Afflalo started 38 of 39 games (all but Senior Day) and was UCLA's leading scorer (15.8/No. 7 in the Pac-10), who averaged 33.4 minutes (No. 1 on the team/1,303 minutes, No. 1 on the UCLA single season chart), 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists and shot .462 (203-439) from the field, .366 (83, No. 3 on UCLA single season chart-227, No. 1 on UCLA single season chart) from three-point range and a team-best .806 (129-160) from the foul line.
A co-captain, Afflalo led the team in scoring 18 times and had 11 contests of 20 or more points, including a career-high 27 at Arizona (1/5/06). He scored in double figures in 34 of 39 games.
"Arron will do everything necessary to rehab and protect (his left foot)," Howland said. "He is being treated and monitored by our sports medicine staff and we expect a full recovery."