NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners will be without backup guard Je'lon Hornbeak for the rest of non-conference play and the first part of the conference season, as he broke a bone in his left foot and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
"We're very disappointed for Je'lon," said OU head coach Lon Kruger. "He battled another injury to his foot in the preseason, and now this one. This will impact our team significantly while he is out."
Hornbeak, a 6-foot-4, 184-pound guard from Arlington, Texas, sustained the injury in practice Tuesday morning.
The only good news is the injury will not require surgery.
Hornbeak is averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 21.0 minutes per game off the bench for the 8-1 Sooners.
Despite coming off the bench this season, he started 29 of 32 games last year as a freshman and averaged 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.7 minutes a contest.
Oklahoma's next game is Saturday at 4 p.m. CT when it hosts Tulsa at Lloyd Noble Center.