By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GREEN BAY, Wis.
(GreenBayPhoenix.com) - For the
second-straight season, Green Bay's Daniel
Turner (McCordsville, Ind.) will miss the end of the season after suffering
a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Turner, a junior and team captain, sustained
the injury in his left knee in Saturday's win at Loyola. Turner missed the
final 16 games of the 2011-12 season due to a torn ACL injury in his right
"All of us in the program are saddened and disappointed
for Daniel," said head coach Brian
Wardle. "He is as hard a worker as anyone I have coached, and he put a lot
of time and effort into getting back onto the court to help us win. Daniel
being back on the court has brought us great toughness and leadership in the
past few weeks, and others will need to take the opportunity to step up in those
Turner, who also missed seven games earlier in the
season due to injury, has started the past six games for the Phoenix at small
forward. Green Bay has a 4-2 record in those six games, and he is averaging 1.7
points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
In his Phoenix career, Turner has played in 59 games,
starting 41 times. As a freshman, Turner averaged 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds
per game, breaking the program's Division I freshman record for rebounds in a
Turner is the second Green Bay player to be out for
the season due to a knee injury. Sophomore Josh
Humphrey (Chicago, Ill.), who started the last 10 games of the 2011-12
season in Turner's place, suffered a season-ending injury during preseason
Green Bay returns home this week to host Wright State
(Thursday, 7 p.m.) and Detroit (Saturday, 1 p.m.).
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Phoenix home games are on sale with the Green Bay Athletics Ticket Office. For
more information and to order tickets, please call 920.465.2625, visit the
athletics department offices in the Kress Events Center or access GreenBayPhoenix.com/tickets.
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