The hits keep coming. Andy Katz of ESPN is reporting that Tad Boyle has told him that Buffaloes freshman Tre'Shuan Fletcher injured his knee in the game against Washington and will miss anywhere between 6-8 weeks.
BREAKING: #Colorado Coach Tad Boyle tells @ESPNAndyKatz that Tre'Shaun Fletcher is out 6-8 weeks w/ knee injury (not ACL) #KatzKorner— ESPNU (@ESPNU) January 14, 2014
Obviously this is another hit for a team that is now reeling after the injury to Spencer Dinwiddie and their first conference loss. In addition to Jaron Hopkins, the Buffs will now need even more contributions from freshmen George King and Dustin Thomas. After a non-conference season in which so much went right for Colorado they seem to have been undone by an awful floor in Seattle.
There's still plenty of season left to play and a lot of talent on this team. For the Buffs to make the tournament they will still need a few key conference wins and they just got a lot tougher. Time for the Buffaloes to step up.