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Foot surgery to end Damian Lillard's season

Weber State guard Damian Lillard is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a broken foot, a team spokesman said Friday.

Lillard, the reigning Big Sky player of the year, suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot during Thursday’s 81-79 overtime loss at Tulsa. He is tentatively scheduled undergo surgery to have a screw inserted in the foot Dec. 26 and need 10 to12 weeks for the bone to heal.

The 6-foot-2 junior entered the Tulsa game ranked 20th in the nation in scoring averaging 21.5 points per game, but was injured with 16:08 left in the second half going for a loose ball after scoring five points in 21 minutes.

Lillard, who returned to campus Friday to visit with the team’s orthopedic surgeon, also led defending Big Sky regular-season Weber State in assists and steals.