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Report: Phil Cofer to miss six weeks

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Florida State men’s basketball’s top-returning scorer, Phil Cofer, has reportedly suffered a right foot injury. The Seminoles had Cofer out indefinitely following the injury on Tuesday. However, Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman has clarified a timeline of around six weeks.

The redshirt senior forward also injured his right foot in 2015-16 and appeared in just 11 games. Cofer had surgery on the foot and doctors found a non-cancerous tumor in the area during the process.

After battling back to get fully healthy over 2016-17, Cofer exploded last season. He averaged a career-high 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Cofer also improved his range from distance. He attempted just 32 three-pointers over his first three seasons at FSU, last year, he attempted a whopping 128.

Even more impressive, Cofer was able to knock down 48 of those 128 shots (37.5%).

Losing Cofer is potentially disastrous for the `Noles. They’ll likely be without the heart and soul of their team for tough games against Florida, LSU, Villanova, and Purdue.

However, it’ll give Mfiondu Kabengele the opportunity to enter the starting lineup after his breakout performance in March. Expect RaiQuan Gray and Wyatt Wilkes to see an uptick in playing time as well.


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