Bad news out of the Maryland camp today, as starting point guard Seth Allen will miss around two months with a fractured foot, according to a school press release.
The release says Allen suffered his injury at the end of practice Tuesday night, when he landed awkwardly on his left foot after driving to the hoop. He will have surgery Thursday in Baltimore.
"We are devastated for Seth," coach Mark Turgeon said in the release. "He was playing at a very high level throughout the summer and fall and was poised to have an excellent start to the season. We will support Seth during his rehabilitation process and will prepare him, so he can get back on the court with his teammates."
As a true freshman last season, Allen averaged 7.8 points, 2.3 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game in 36 games and seven starts. He is expected to be Maryland's starting point guard this year after the departure of Pe'Shon Howard.
In Allen's place, Dez Wells will start at point guard. Wells played the position in Maryland's most recent open scrimmage, and averaged 13.1 points per game last year. Also expect true freshman phenomenon Roddy Peters to play a big role. Peters has impressed in early practice and scrimmages, but the coaches had hoped to get him more time developing into the office before thrusting him into the starting job.
Allen may be back in time for ACC play -- the 8-10 week time frame has him coming back somewhere between December 25 and January 8. The Terrapins' conference opener is December 12 against Boston College, but the ACC slate starts in earnest January 4 against Georgia Tech.