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Jason Morris Injury Could Sideline Georgia Tech Forward For Eight Weeks

Georgia Tech Basketball fans everywhere have to hope that this isn't going to be a trend during Brian Gregory's inaugural season as the Jackets' head coach. The team announced on Tuesday that sophomore forward Jason Morris will be sidelined for the next six-to-eight weeks after having surgery on a broken toe. Morris suffered the injury during a pick up game last month. 

The silver lining to this story is that Morris should be full healed by the time the Yellow Jackets begin workouts in September. Morris saw action in all 31 games as a true freshman last season and started the final five. He averaged six points a game while shooting 41 percent from the field. 

"The most important thing is to get him healthy now so that when we start workouts in September, he’ll be ready to go." 

There is no doubt that coach Gregory will be handing much more responsibility to Morris as Tech tries to make up for the losses of Iman Shumpert and Brian Oliver. Shumpert was a first round pick of the New York Knicks and Oliver elected to transfer to Seton Hall this summer. 

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