July 19, 2019 | 93° F

Carter ends season with broken leg

Photo by Nelson Morales |

Eli Carter’s season-ending injury leaves Rutgers without its leading scorer.

Though the Rutgers men’s basketball team dropped its game Saturday at DePaul, 75-69, the Scarlet Knights biggest loss came in the form of sophomore guard Eli Carter.

Carter will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right fibula after going down to the floor in the second half.

Carter’s injury occurred with 15:39 left to play when he drove to the lane on an attempted layup and was fouled by DePaul forward Jamee Crockett.

The collision forced Carter to land on his right leg, forcing the break.

The team said orthopedic personnel will evaluate Carter later in the week, and no other information the injury has been released.

Carter is the Knights’ leading scorer this season, averaging 14.9 points per game.

He had just four points before the injury, but sophomore guard Myles Mack picked up the scoring load and nearly brought Rutgers to a second straight win.

Mack finished with a career-high 28 points, including 12 points late in the second half to bring Rutgers to only a 64-62 deficit with 4:19 to play.

In that span, Mack drained two of his three 3-pointers in his career day.

But the Knights will now have to find another scoring threat to go along with Mack now that they are without Carter.

By Bradly Derechailo

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