Friday October 17th, 2014

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. 

The Chicago, Ill., native sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Kansas.

"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."

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Loyola went 10-22 (4-14 MVC) last season.

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