The season hasn't even begun and the already-thin BYU basketball team may have lost a starter.
Guard Marty Haws has broken a bone in his foot, the fifth metatarsal, and may be out for two weeks or more. The break means Haws won't start in Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. exhibition game against the Yugoslavian Nationals in Provo.According to Coach Ladell Andersen, Haws apparently broke the foot earlier in his career and it healed on its own, but was re-broken recently. During a practice session last Saturday Haws complained about the pain and upon being examined, learned he had sustained a break.
Andersen said early reports indicate Haws may be able to play without surgery. But if surgery is required, Andersen said Haws will miss about two weeks. The Cougars officially open their season Nov. 25 at the Joe Lapchick Tournament in New York.
If Haws does sit out, Andersen said the Cougars will probably go with Utah Valley Community College transfer Kevin Santiago as a replacement.