17 April 2012
Well, this sucks (via the Trib):
Sophomore forward J.J. Moore, whose late surge was a bright spot during a 22-17 season, will miss the next three months after suffering a broken right fifth metatarsal bone during a pick-up game last week.
Moore is the third Pitt player in the past 41/2 years to break his fifth metatarsal — the long bone that runs on the outside of the foot and connects to the pinky toe — joining former Panthers Levance Fields and Jermaine Dixon.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Moore will undergo surgery this month and likely will miss the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am League, which runs from mid-June to mid-July. He should be fully healed long before the mid-October start of practice for the 2012-13 season.
Missing Greentree isn't exactly the end of the world, but the summer league will be without one of its most entertaining players.
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