By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost point guard Levance Fields for approx. eight to 12 weeks. He broke a bone in his left foot.
X-Rays determined the injury, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. They were taken at a local hospital on Sunday.
Following the X-Rays examination, it was discovered that he fractured his fifth metatarsal in his left foot. Fields will have surgery on Monday that will be performed by Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Robin West at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He was injured in the team’s 80-55 loss to the Dayton Flyers. This is the second major injury for the Panthers this month. He was injured in the team’s 80-55 loss to the Dayton Flyers. This is the second major injury for the Panthers this month.
Besides Fields, the team also lost senior guard Mike Cook, who suffered a torn ligament in his left knee on Dec. 21 in a 65-64 overtime win over the Duke Blue Devils.
Panthers head coach Jamie Dixon will only have nine healthy players on scholarship after Fields’ injury. The team also lost forward Austin Wallace to a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 7.
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