Charles Manning Jr. Injured

Rick Murphy

Louisiana State University will be without the services of Charles Manning Jr., who broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot in the first half of the Tigers’ game on Thursday, January 16. He was taken in for surgery directly after the game, and is expected to be out for at least a month.

“Now, with Charles out, we’re going to have to recalibrate,” head coach Will Wade said. “We’re going to use everybody we got. It’s next man up.”

Wade said the hope is the former Bridgehampton MVP will be back for the NCAA tournament. He is averaging eight points per game and participated in every game of the season for the surging Tigers, who are in first place in the Southeastern Conference with a 5-0 mark. The team is currently riding a six-game win streak. LSU (13-4) hopes to crack the national rankings this week.

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