No team in America has had to deal with the injury bug the way that UCF has this season.
Aubrey Dawkins is done for the year after undergoing surgery on his shoulder. Tacko Fall is dealing with a hip issue that has held him out of the first two games of the season.
And now they will be without star point guard B.J. Taylor, who fractured a bone in his foot and will miss the next 4-6 weeks, a source told NBC Sports.
The Knights entered the season as a sleeper in the AAC and a potential NCAA tournament team, but they are now looking at playing an extended period of time without their star point guard – who averaged 17.4 points and 3.5 assists last season – and their best big man, not to mention missing their best wing.
If Johnny Dawkins is going to get this group to the NCAA tournament, he’s going to have his work cut out for him.