PROVO — BYU coach Dave Rose announced Wednesday that injured forwards Braiden Shaw and Ryan Andrus will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
Shaw appeared in only one game this season, against Portland on Dec. 28, after dealing with a left ankle sprain. Days later, he re-injured the ankle. The 6-foot-9 junior from Eagle, Idaho, is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery later this week.
Andrus, a 6-11 sophomore from American Fork, hasn’t played this season. He had his left knee scoped recently and is currently participating in physical therapy and rehab.
Due to their injuries, both Andrus and Shaw will be redshirting this season, Rose said.
As a sophomore last season, Shaw played in 31 games, starting two. He averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor. His recorded season-highs of 10 points and 11 boards.
As a freshman in 2015-16, Shaw played in 19 games after serving an LDS Church mission in Sacramento, California.
Andrus averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds and shot 54.5 percent from the floor as a freshman in 2014-15. He served a mission in Philadelphia prior to enrolling at BYU.
Another injured forward, Dalton Nixon, has missed 10 consecutive games with a foot injury but the Cougars are hoping he returns soon.
“I don’t know if it will be this week. I hope it’s next week,” Rose said. “It may be a possibility for a few minutes this week. We’ll see.”