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Jan 11, 6:35 PM EST

Pitt F Ryan Luther out for season with foot injury


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh senior forward Ryan Luther's season is over. The Panthers announced Thursday that the stress reaction Luther is dealing with in his right foot is not responding well to treatment and will prevent him from returning this season.

Luther said he will apply for a medical hardship in hopes of extending his collegiate career. He missed 12 games a year ago with a stress fracture in the same foot.

Luther averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 10.1 rebounds in 10 games this season for Pitt (8-9, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). His absence leaves the Panthers without their lone established frontcourt player. Pitt has started four or more freshmen in four of the six games Luther has missed, including five freshmen in a loss to No. 7 Duke on Wednesday night.

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