During the course of Georgia Tech’s disappointing loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night, the Jackets saw senior swingman Jason Morris relegated to the sideline with an apparent foot injury. By Friday afternoon, there was a definitive diagnosis, and it was anything but positive for the 6-foot-5 senior.
Update in Jason Morris, injured in UNC game. X-ray revealed broken 5th metatarsal in right foot, will have surgery Monday. Get well soon!
— GT Men’s Basketball (@GTMBK) January 31, 2014
The official Twitter account for the program has announced that Morris suffered a broken right foot that will require surgery, and while it wasn’t an official release, it seems very likely that Morris could miss the rest of the season, which would effectively end his career at Tech. Morris missed the first 10 games of the 2013-2014 season as a result of a left foot injury (the other side), and never seemed to get his bearings back.
On the year, Morris has appeared in just 9 games, averaging 2.2 points (on just 27.6% from the field) and 2.7 rebounds per game, but he has provided significant value from a leadership standpoint. He played a more prominent role early in his career, including various stints where he served as a member of the starting lineup, and it’s an absolute shame to see his career potentially cut short by injury.
We will update you as more information becomes available.