Murray State University reported some unfortunate news tonight as senior starter Anthony Smith will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury.
Here are details from MSU:
Murray State head men’s basketball coach Matt McMahon announced senior Anthony Smith will be sidelined for the rest of the 2018-19 season after suffering an ankle injury that will require season-ending surgery.
“This is heartbreaking news for Anthony,” McMahon said. “He is a tough competitor with a tremendous work ethic. Anthony is a team captain, a leader, and a winner. As we move forward with the season, he will continue to fill those roles for our team. I look forward to him making a full recovery in the spring as his future is incredibly bright.”
Through five games of the 2018-19 season, Smith was a starter in all five and was averaging 7.6 points per game and was leading the team with 16 offensive rebounds.
The Racers return to action Saturday at Middle Tennessee in a 7 p.m. tip at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.