UConn has lost forward Kassoum Yakwe, likely for the remainder of the season, due to a fracture in his right foot.
“It’s been a pleasure coaching him, he’s been a great guy,” coach Dan Hurley said. “It’s a shame.”
Yakwe, a 6-foot-7 grad transfer from St. John’s, injured the same foot during the summer and missed the start of the season. He re-injured it during the shoot-around in Tampa on Wednesday morning, landing awkwardly on the right foot. “It was non-contact,” Hurley said.
Athletic trainer James Doran said Yakwe had a fractured bone, but more tests will be done to determine the nature of it, and whether Yakwe would need surgery to correct it. In a best-case scenario, he might be able to play in mid-March, if the Huskies are still playing then. He averaged 11 minutes, 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds, with 11 blocks.