Siena Junior Brett Bisping Out For The Season

Siena officially announced that junior Brett Bisping will miss the remainder of the season with a right toe injury.

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Siena junior Brett Bisping will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He played in six games and will qualify for a medical redshirt.

The 6’8″ Bisping left the team’s 88-67 victory over Quinnipiac on Dec. 6 after falling down going for a rebound in the second half. He suffered a dislocation of the metatarsal phalangeal as well as had an avulsion fracture of the flexor tendon in his right foot.

After surgery and a pin inserted into his foot on Dec. 12, the junior returned to practice towards the end of January, but could not make enough progress to have an impact over the Saints’ final seven games.

He averaged 8.7 points per game and grabbed 4.7 rebounds per game. He started in each of the team’s first six games of the season, before leaving on Dec. 6.

Bisping ranked second on the team last season, averaging 11.5 points per game and grabbing a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game. He also won the College Basketball Invitational tournament MVP award after averaging 16.2 points per game over six games.

Since Bisping’s injury occurred six games into the season, Siena will apply for a medical hardship redshirt. Should he receive that, which is likely, he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

The Saints are already without senior Imoh Silas, who tore his ACL prior to the start of the season, who was the team’s leading shot blocker.

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.

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