Yale’s star point guard Makai Mason could miss up to two months with a stress fracture in his right foot, the same foot that caused him to miss the entire 2016-17 season, sources told NBC Sports.
The latest injury is not thought to be a recurrence of the previous injury. Mason, who averaged 16 points and four assists in 2015-16 and put 31 points on Duke in the NCAA tournament, was the NBC Sports Ivy League Preseason Player of the Year that has already committed to play his redshirt senior season at Baylor as a grad transfer.
The Elis have also lost Jordan Bruner for the season after he underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus, sources told NBC Sports. Bruner was a top 150 prospect coming out of high school and picked Yale over Clemson. He averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 boards as a freshman despite battling knee issues throughout the season. He was expected to be Yale’s best big man this year.
With Mason out, star sophomore Miye Oni is expected to handle the point this season.