Virginia guard Jontel Evans out 6 weeks after foot surgery

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Virginia senior point guard Jontel Evans is out for six weeks after undergoing foot surgery.

The Virginia Cavaliers will have to start the 2012-13 NCAA basketball season without starting senior point guard Jontel Evans, who will miss six weeks after undergoing foot surgery on Tuesday. Evans was suffering foot pain during workouts last week and it was later found that he had a stress fracture.

Evans has started 70 games in his UVA career, including all 32 games last season, averaging over 30 minutes per game for the Cavaliers. He led the team with 3.9 assists per game and also averaged 7.3 points, 1.6 steals, and 2.0 rebounds. Evans was selected to the ACC All-Defensive Team in 2011-12 as well. He is one of only two seniors on the UVA team, along with rarely-used guard Doug Browman.

It is not known how many games this injury will cause Evans to miss. In the meantime, Virginia opens its season at George Mason on Nov. 9.

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