Bradley starting center Xzavier Taylor sustained a stress fracture in his right foot and will be sidelined for five to six weeks, reports the Peoria Journal-Star.
Last year as a freshman,Taylor averaged 3.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game on 52 percent shooting. The 6-foot-9 center appeared in 32 games last season, starting 18 contests.
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Taylor's injury is the second blow to the Braves in two days: On Sunday, senior forward Auston Barnes was arrested on domestic battery charges. Barnes was also a starter in Bradley's front court.
Bradley coach Geno Ford did not rule out the possibility that Taylor could have surgery, according to the Journal-Star. Ford said the team expects him back in mid-to-late September.
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- Alex Hampl