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A.J. Reeves injury: Providence freshman out 4-6 weeks with foot injury

A big blow is dealt to the Friars.

NCAA Basketball: Wichita State at Providence Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Providence Friars were dealt a serious blow on Tuesday. Freshman star A.J. Reeves is going to be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a foot injury. The program announced Reeves’ injury in a release issued out on Tuesday afternoon.

Reeves has been one of the most productive freshmen in the conference and one of the most productive players on the Friars in general. The Roxbury, Massachusetts native has averaged 14.2 points per game this season, second-best on the team and first among all freshmen in the conference.

Without his presence in the lineup, the Friars will have to look elsewhere for scoring. They have two other double figure scorers in the form of Alpha Diallo and Nate Watson. Isaiah Jackson is just under 10 points per game at 9.9, so it is not like they will be completely absent scoring touch. But Reeves obviously is a talent that’s hard to replicate and he was doing big things for the team in the early goings. He’ll now be out for the beginning of Big East play and that could put them in a bind if the others don’t step up.

We wish Reeves the best in his recovery process.