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Georgia Tech's leading scorer to miss 6-8 weeks

ATLANTA -- Anthony Morrow, Georgia Tech's leading scorer last season, will miss most of preseason practice because of a stress fracture in his back.

Morrow is expected to be out six to eight weeks, with the Yellow Jackets hoping he'll be fully recovered in time for the Nov. 10 opener against Elon.

The 6-foot-5 junior guard averaged 16 points a game last season and led the Atlantic Coast Conference by shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range. The injury was diagnosed this week after Morrow complained of persistent back pain.

"We have decided to shut him down and give him every chance to be 100 percent healthy before we start the regular season," coach Paul Hewitt said. "Anthony had a great summer and made significant progress in many areas. Hopefully, this will not set him back too far."

Morrow will not be able to participate in individual instruction or team practices during his recovery. Instead, he will maintain his conditioning by working on a bicycle and taking part in underwater exercises.