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Friday, July 21, 2017

KU forward Mitch Lightfoot breaks nose, will be held out of contact for a few days

Blue Team forward Mitch Lightfoot  comes in for a dunk before a scrimmage on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

Blue Team forward Mitch Lightfoot comes in for a dunk before a scrimmage on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

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Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot will be held out of contact for the next few days after completing surgery for a broken nose, Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday.

Lightfoot, who, according to Self, had been one of the stars of the summer for the Jayhawks, suffered the injury during a recent practice and will be limited to basketball-only related drills until he is cleared to resume contact.

Self said Lightfoot is still expected to play during the team’s upcoming trip to Italy.

“We think so, Self said when asked if Lightfoot would be eligible to play overseas. “But if he plays he’ll have to wear a mask.”

Self said Lightfoot’s injury was the only significant setback the Jayhawks have dealt with this summer.

Kansas will leave for Italy on July 31 and has practiced five times in preparation for the four exhibition games thus far. The five remaining practices allowed by the NCAA will take place Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with the final session set for July 30.

“They’ve been OK,” Self said of the pre-Italy practices. “We haven’t looked very good, but we’ve only practiced five times.”

Comments

Dirk Medema 2 years ago

Guessing Mr Stach didn't have a broken snoz.

Any guesses whose elbow is imprinted on Mitch's nose?

Suzi Marshall 2 years ago

My best is the Stach got him before leaving town.

David Lara 2 years ago

Had to be 'Dok. That guy could hurt someone just yawning.

Michael Sillman 2 years ago

Somebody taller than Lightfoot. That leaves Azubuike and Preston.

Craig Alexander 2 years ago

This speaks to his willingness to be right in the fight! He gets after it! Wonder if he had the mad Withey face?

Joe Ross 2 years ago

4A1II

(Four-around-one, part II)

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