A knee injury has ended Isaiah Zierden’s season for the second consecutive year.
The Creighton redshirt sophomore guard suffered partially torn medial collateral ligament and patella injury in his right knee during Wednesday night’s narrow loss to Butler. The team announced the injury on Friday afternoon.
Last March, Zierden suffered an MCL injury in the same knee, which kept him out of the final seven games of the 2013-14 campaign.
The 6-foot-2 Zierden, who has started seven of 20 games, is the team’s second-leading scorer at 9.5 points per contest. He’s also been the Bluejays most reliable 3-point threat with 44 triples on the season, shooting at just under 40 percent.
The Creighton perimeter will finish the season down a guard, relying on more minutes from Devin Brooks and James Milliken, playing alongside Austin Chatman.
Creighton, which began the season with a come-from-behind win over No. 18 Oklahoma in November, has seen a sophomore slump in its second season as a Big East member. The Bluejays have lost their first seven conference games, three of which came on their home floor. Creighton continues the season on Sunday at No. 4 Villanova.