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Arizona forward Kevin Parrom done for the year

Colin Darland
Colin Darland / Daily Wildcat

Despite what head coach Sean Miller hoped, forward Kevin Parrom will not return to action for the Arizona men’s basketball team this season. The junior suffered a fracture in his right foot during Arizona’s loss to the Washington Huskies on Saturday night.

After the game, Miller said he hoped the injury was just nerve pain and that Parrom would be able to return.

“He had a lot of nerve pain,” Miller said. “He got hit in either the leg or the foot and the fact that he’s confused on whether it’s his leg or foot kind of showed you that it triggered off a lot of the symptoms that he’s had since he was shot this fall.”

However, according to a press release from Arizona Athletics, the New York native’s injury will require surgery. The injury is not related to any other previous injury.

Parrom had seven points, two assists and three rebounds in 10 minutes on Saturday before the injury occurred.

“The 10 minutes he played in the first half, I thought was the best on the field,” Miller said. “He’s been playing exceptionally well the last three games. We sorely missed him.”

Parrom was coming off a string of performances that led Miller to believe the junior was almost back to full strength. Last week, Parrom said he was at about 98 percent healthy after recovering from injuries sustained when he was shot in September 2011.

“Our margin of error is razor thin without him,” Miller said after Saturday’s game.

The Wildcats are back in action on Thursday against the California Golden Bears.

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