College Park, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Maryland Terrapins sophomore guard Seth Allen will miss eight to 10 weeks due to fracture of his left foot.
The 6-foot-1 Allen landed awkwardly during practice and broke the fifth metatarsal.
Coach Mark Turgeon noted that Allen was playing at a very high level throughout the summer and fall and was poised to have an excellent season.
He made seven starts as a freshman last season and was fourth on the team with an average of 7.8 points per game and fourth with 84 assists and second with 36 steals.
Allen scored 16 second-half points and hit the game-winning free throws in an 83-81 upset of Duke. In their ACC opener last season, he poured in a game-high 21 points in a victory over Virginia Tech, 94-71.
He had begun to make the transition last season from shooting guard and was slated to be the Terps’ starting point guard for the Nov. 8 season opener against Connecticut in Brooklyn, N.Y., before the injury.
Turgeon will reportedly start forward Dez Wells at point guard to begin the season, and highly touted freshman guard Roddy Peters will serve as the backup.
Wells, the Terps’ leading scorer last season, was set to start at a wing position before Allen’s injury but spent significant time handling the ball at the team’s open scrimmage Saturday.
He was second on the Terps with 113 assists last season but led the team with 108 turnovers.