BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sergio Kerusch, a former ICC standout who helped Western Kentucky to the second round of the NCAA basketball tourney last season, has been sidelined with a broken bone in his right foot. He was scheduled to have surgery on Sunday and could be out 6 to 8 weeks.
Without Kerusch, WKU (5-4) lost 102-75 to Louisville on Saturday, ending a three-game winning streak.
“You miss Sergio in a lot of ways,” Hilltoppers head coach Ken McDonald said. “You miss his ability to make up for plays with offensive rebounds, you miss his defense and you miss his athleticism.”
Kerusch, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, was leading the Hilltoppers in rebounding (6.9) and was second on the team in scoring (13.4) before the injury.
He averaged 11.4 points and a team-best 7.4 rebounds a game last season, as the Hilltoppers went 25-9 and pushed Gonzaga to the limit in the second round of the NCAAs before losing 83-81.
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