Loyola University Chicago guard Milton Doyle will miss an indefinite period of time after tearing the labrum in his right (shooting) shoulder, the team announced Friday in a news release.
A decision will be made on whether Doyle will have surgery after five to six weeks of rehabilitation, according to the release. The surgery would carry a recovery period between seven and nine months, the release says.
Doyle, a sophomore, averaged team highs in points (14.9) and assists (3.6) last season and was named the Missouri Valley Conference's freshman and newcomer of the year.
"Obviously it is a tough blow to lose a player like Milton," Loyola coach Porter Moser said. "He means a lot to our program but we are definitely going to do what is best for him long term. I know he wants to play very badly but when it comes to a torn labrum in your shooting shoulder, we are going to listen to the doctors.
"We added a lot of depth at the guard position in the recruiting process," continued Moser. "And this is going to give someone a great opportunity to step up."
Loyola went 10-22 (4-14 MVC) last season.