Already coming off of a tough 69-67 defeat at home to the hands of the Washington Huskies, the Arizona Wildcats got some more bad news late Saturday night.
During Saturday's game, Wildcats guard/forward Kevin Parrom suffered a broken bone in his right foot. The injury will require surgery, and the sophomore will miss the remainder of the season.
Before the injury took place, Parrom had seven points in 10 minutes of action. On the season, the New York product has averaged 4.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20 games.
This injury news is the only the latest of a string of tough dealings that Parrom has had to face over the last several months. Last summer, his grandmother passed away. Just last September, he was shot in the right leg and left hand back in New York. Then in the middle of October, Parrom lost his mom to breast cancer.
Even as an alumnus of Arizona State, I still have to fill for the young man. No person deserves that much heartache in such a short time frame.
What remains to be seen is what the Parrom injury means for the 'Cats rotation. Reserves Brendon Lavender and Angelo Chol could see a bump in minutes.