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Basketball: Richard Solomon to miss about 3 weeks with stress fracture in his foot

Cal sophomore forward Richard Solomon will miss about three weeks after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot.

Solomon, who averages 6.6 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds, tweeted the news Sunday. “Stress fracture in my foot . . . this has not been my ideal year. Not at all what I expected.”

The Bears (9-2) play UC Santa Barbara (5-3) at Haas Pavilion on Monday night.

Expect freshman David Kravish to start in Solomon’s place.

Junior guard Brandon Smith said Solomon sat out practice Saturday because his foot was sore. He underwent an MRI and was told he has a stress fracture.

“It’s not too bad,” Smith said. “He’s going to be out just a few weeks. They don’t even have him in a boot.”

Solomon had 11 points in Cal’s 77-57 win over Weber State on Friday night in his return to the starting lineup. He had been suspended for two earlier games for “conduct contrary to athletic department and university values.”

Still awaiting an official comment from the Cal athletic department.

Jeff Faraudo

  • DaveintheHills

    Lack of depth at the center position is killing us this year. We’ll be branded as a team that can’t beat anyone good (Mizzou, SDSU and now, most likely, UNLV). What a nightmare.