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Auburn center Austin Wiley has a stress fracture in his left leg and will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks, the school announced Monday. No surgery is required.

Wiley suffered the injury during a July 7 game against Germany during FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt last month. He double doubled in that game with 19 points and 10 rebounds, then played two more over the next two days against Canada 13 points, 10 rebounds in 30 minutes and Spain 8 points, 8 rebounds in 20 minutes .

The 6 foot 11 Tim Quarterman Jersey, 260 pound Hoover native will travel with Auburn during the team s trip to Italy in August, but will not play.

“You know how tough and committed a young man is when he plays through the pain of a stress fracture,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said in a statement released by the university. “He was receiving treatment while in Egypt, but had no way of knowing the extent of his injury. Doctors say it is in a good spot for healing, and he will be fine.”

A recovery timetable of six weeks would leave Wiley out of action until sometime during the first week of September. Last season, the Tigers held their first official practice on Sept. 29. Their first game won t be until early November.

Wiley is expected to be one of the focal points for Auburn as a sophomore after averaging 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 18 minutes per game last season, which he started in December after graduating high school early.

He was the only American to average a double double last month, finishing the tournament with per game totals of 10.3 points and 10.9 rebounds for a USA squad that took home the bronze medal.

He’s in a boot Brandon Sampson Jersey, lifting, shooting, the boot is coming off and on, resting, stretching. Working on other aspects of his strength and his game, Pearl told reporters at practice Monday. So he’s going to take 4 6 weeks off, which I think in the long run is going to end up having him fresher for the season.

Wiley was one of two Auburn players injured during their time with Team USA True freshman power forward Chuma Okeke made the first cut at the trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., in June, but was sent home early with a bone bruise.

Pearl said Okeke is now “100 percent,” as well as that the injuries suffered by both players haven’t changed his opinion on their experience with USA Basketball.

“When it comes to injuries, it can happen anytime,” he said. “It wasn’t like either one of them were overworked or they were put in an unsafe situation. It just happened. And listen, Chuma’s back and Austin is going to be back.”


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