Brandon Ashley Injury: Updates on Arizona Forward's Foot and Return

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Brandon Ashley Injury: Updates on Arizona Forward's Foot and Return
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Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 11

Brandon Ashley underwent surgery today on his foot and Nicole Auerbach of USA Today has the results: 

Updates from Monday, Feb. 3

Anthony Gimino of LindysSports.com has the latest on Brandon Ashley's recovery:

Updates from Sunday, Feb. 2

Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com has the latest on Brandon Ashley's status:

Top-ranked Arizona will be without starting forward Brandon Ashley for the remainder of the season with a foot injury, a source close to the Arizona program told ESPN.com on Sunday.

Ashley, who was averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, suffered the injury three minutes into the loss to California when he landed awkwardly after missing a shot. He returned to the bench and was in a walking boot and on crutches in the second half.

Miller feared the injury was a broken foot after the game.

"We have to get back to the drawing board and make sure we can move forward if Brandon is not with us," Miller said shortly after the loss.

Head coach Sean Miller spoke about the injury with the Daily Wildcat:

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If the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats are to stave off an upset of the California Golden Bears on Saturday, Feb. 1, they may have to do so without their second-leading scorer. Brandon Ashley left the game with a foot injury.

Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com reported the sophomore forward returned to the bench after going to the locker room, but he had ice on his right foot:

It was later reported that he would be out for the rest of the contest, per College Basketball Talk's Raphielle Johnson:

Wildcats insider Anthony Gimino shared some bad news after the game:

Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star reported that Ashley was walking with crutches and a boot on his foot. There's no information at the moment just how bad the injury is:

Ashley is averaging 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds a game, and he's played a major role on a Wildcats team that was 21-0 heading into Saturday night.

It will be difficult for Arizona to maintain that unbeaten record if Ashley is forced to miss an extended period of time.

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