A fractured left foot robbed Bonzie Colson of one last NCAA Tournament appearance. It appears that the same injury ended his Notre Dame career.
Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde reported Tuesday night that the senior forward fractured his left foot again in Notre Dame’s 73-63 loss to Penn State in the second round of the NIT. Colson suffered the injury in the second half and was seen on the sideline with ice on his foot.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 21, 2018
Colson is a projected second-round pick for the upcoming NBA draft. He is expected to be healthy for predraft workouts, according to Forde.
The first fracture cost Colson 15 games, which played a part in Notre Dame missing out on the NCAA Tournament. The Fighting Irish were 14-5 with Colson in the lineup and 6-9 without him.
The preseason ACC Player of the Year, though, rushed back to try and help his team get in with a late run. He returned against Pitt on Feb. 28 and helped the Fighting Irish claim a pair of victories in the ACC Tournament.
He averaged a double-double with 19.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in 20 games this season.
Colson tallied 16 points and nine rebounds before injuring his foot in his final game. His final rebound made him the eighth player in program history to record 900 career boards. He ranks 14th in program history in points scored (1,632) and tied for ninth in double-doubles (34).
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