Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin comments on Jeremiah Tilmon's indefinite absence due to injury
Conference basketball play is off to a rough start for Missouri.
The Tigers lost their first SEC game of the season, 71-59 at Kentucky on Saturday. Ahead of Game 2, Mizzou shared some bad news: C Jeremiah Tilmon is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot.
In Tilmon’s absence, MU fell to 0-2 in conference play, losing at home to Tennessee 69-59 on Tuesday night. After the game, Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin was asked about Tilmon. According to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Martin told reporters that Tilmon got an MRI on Monday, which showed the stress fracture. Tilmon initially had soreness in his right foot. Martin was unable to provide a timetable for when Tilmon might return. He added that Tilmon’s absence will go beyond the box score, as his presence on the floor expects how Mizzou opponents game plan to face the Tigers.
Tilmon was a huge get for Martin when the big man signed with Mizzou. Tilmon was rated No. 12 power forward and No. 43 overall player in the 2017 247Sports Composite.
Correction: Stress fracture is in Tilmon’s left foot. He initially had soreness in his right, then MRI revealed stress fracture in his left. He’s wearing a boot tonight. https://t.co/RLfKHGAiB5
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 7, 2020
Cuonzo Martin said Tilmon got an MRI on Monday that showed the stress fracture. He’s out indefinitely, no timetable given.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 8, 2020
Martin says #Mizzou will have to make “subtle changes” without Tilmon down the stretch. Said regardless of his stats, Tilmon provides a presence that opponents have to game plan for.
— Mitchell Forde (@Mitchell4D) January 8, 2020