BYU Basketball’s Zac Seljaas To Have Surgery On Broken Foot
PROVO, Utah – The BYU basketball team is currently in the middle of a foreign tour in Italy, but they are wrapping up their trip without one of their upperclassmen.
Senior Zac Seljaas broke his foot in the Cougars second game of BYU’s Italy trip causing him to be sent home from the tour.
BYU Basketball head coach Mark Pope confirmed that Seljaas broke his foot. Seljaas is expected to have surgery on his broken foot on Friday in Provo.
BYU hoops head coach Mark Pope says Zac Seljaas broke his right foot during the Cougs' playing tour in Italy; Zac flew back home and will have surgery today.
— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) August 23, 2019
The Cougars wrap up their four-game tour in Italy on Friday against LCC International.
BYU Hoops Personnel for 2019-20 season
According to a report from Vanquish the Foe, Seljaas is expected to miss 10-12 weeks which would cause him to miss the first handful of weeks in the season this November. BYU is already without star forward Yoeli Childs for the first nine games of this upcoming season.
If Seljaas isn’t healthy and ready to go for the season opener, BYU would have only eight scholarship players on their roster that are available to play.
Mark Pope and his staff are still waiting on a decision from the NCAA if Utah Valley University transfers Wyatt Lowell and Richard Harward will be cleared to play this season.
Mark Pope had no comment on a potential waiver this season for UVU transfers Wyatt Lowell and Richard Harward. Said it's on going. #BYU
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) August 9, 2019
Along with the eight scholarship players, BYU also has two walk-ons in Colby Leifson and Blaze Nield that can pick up minutes in the rotation early in the season.
BYU will open the 2019-20 season against Cal State Fullerton on November 5th in the Marriott Center.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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