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WVU Freshman Forward Isaiah Cottrell Out for Season with Torn Achilles

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West Virginia University freshman forward Isaiah Cottrell has a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg and will miss the remainder of the college basketball season, the school announced Wednesday morning.

“Everyone associated with Mountaineer basketball is saddened by the news that we received on Isaiah,” WVU coach Bob Huggins said in a release from the school. “Isaiah is a great teammate, a wonderful kid and a hard worker who will do everything asked of him to get back to 100 percent and back on the court.”

Cottrell, a 6-foot-10 forward from Las Vegas, has played in all 10 games, was averaging 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game prior to his injury in Tuesday’s win against visiting Northeastern

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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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