PROVO —? There's a chance the BYU Cougars could be without the services of energizer guard Jackson Emery for Wednesday's basketball game in Logan against Utah State.
Emery, a 6-foot-3 junior from Lone Peak High, left Monday's practice early after injuring his right foot. Team trainers planned to ice the foot, and then take X-rays to determine the extent of the injury. Emery was bumped during practice and landed off balance, then felt a sudden strange pain on the top of his right foot. He tried to continue but couldn't ignore the pain and discomfort. He walked for a while on the side of the court and tried to put pressure on the foot before finally leaving with trainers.
Coach Dave Rose said he'll know more about the injury Tuesday night after the X-rays are examined. Asked if he was concerned about Emery's injury, Rose responded "I'm nervous about a lot of things."
Emery is one of the top defensive players in the Mountain West Conference and is leading BYU in steals with 14 in five games. He's averaging 13.2 points per game and he's also second on the team with 25 rebounds in five games, and second with 10 assists. Emery has made 15-of-27 shots from behind the 3-point line, as well.