New Mexico G Cullen Neal out 3-5 weeks with ankle sprain

Wednesday November 26th, 2014

New Mexico guard Cullen Neal will sit out three to five weeks with a severe ankle sprain, reports's Jeff Goodman.

Neal, who ranked No. 16 in its Top 50 projected breakout players rankings, injured his foot during a game against Boston College after landing awkwardly on the foot of Eagles' guard Olivier Hanlan

Neal had to be reevaluated once his team returned to Albuquerque from the Puerto Rico Tip Off, his father said, because he only had access to an X-Ray machine while at the tournament, not an MRI scan.

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The son of New Mexico coach Craig Neal's, Neal is averaging 17 points per game on 37 percent shooting so far this season. He transferred to New Mexico from Saint Mary's in 2013. 

The Lobos opened the season with wins over Cal State-Fullerton and Idaho State, but lost to Boston College and Texas A&M in the Puerto Rico tournament.

New Mexico takes on USC at The Pit on Sunday.

- Will Green

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