Utah announces guard Gabe Madsen will miss extended time with injury
Utah head coach Craig Smith announced Thursday that guard Gabe Madsen will miss an extended period of time.
Madsen suffered what Smith called a lower leg injury during the team’s loss to Oregon last Saturday. Madsen is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
It’s a significant blow to the Runnin’ Utes. Madsen is the team’s second-leading scorer through 23 games, averaging 11.7 points to go with a team-best 37% shooting clip from 3-point range. His 20 steals are good for second-most on the team behind Lazar Stefanovic.
Madsen hit at least three triples in a game nine different times this season; Utah was 8-1 in those games. The Utes were also 13-2 when scoring in double-figures.
Utah opened its season 12-4, but has hit a bit of a rough patch since. The Runnin’ Utes have gone just 3-4 since.
They host Stanford Thursday night looking to bounce back from the loss to the Ducks.