The Marist Red Foxes were dealt a significant blow when on Monday when the school ruled out sophomore Khallid Hart for at least the next four weeks with a left foot injury.
The school announced that the sophomore will be in a walking boot for at least the next four weeks. He will be reevaluated after that on a weekly basis.
Hart, the reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year, played 34 minutes against Army, scoring 16 points in the Red Foxes second loss of the season, but sustained the injury during the game. The 6’2″ sophomore scored a career-high 33 points in Marist’s season opening loss to Bucknell.
The redshirt sophomore missed the 2012-13 season with a right knee injury that got progressively worse during the preseason and required surgery. Last season, as a redshirt freshman, Hart started every game and averaged 14.7 points per game.
The Red Foxes are already without senior T.J. Curry, who will miss the next six to eight weeks with a right hand injury.
Marist’s two December opponents, Manhattan and Monmouth, will certainly not see Hart in their first meeting. The Red Foxes open the 2015 portion of conference play at Rider on Jan. 2.
Ryan Restivo wrote the America East conference preview for the 2014-15 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. He covers the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the America East conference and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanarestivo or contact Ryan at rrestivo[at]nycbuckets.com.