Maurice Creek just can't seem to catch a break.
For the third straight year, Creek has suffered a season ending injury—this year before his season ever began.
Once viewed as a sure-fire NBA prospect after scoring 31 points against Kentucky during his freshman season, Creek will likely never be physically healthy enough to play at the next level.
Creek told the media today that he simply fell down the stairs in his apartment which led to a torn left Achilles tendon. This latest injury follows a fractured left kneecap in late 2009 and a right knee stress fracture in early 2011.
Early projections indicate Creek will be fully recovered by early April of 2012.
With Creek once again on the shelf, let's take a look at five players who must step up in his absence.