Bol Bol injury update: Oregon 7-footer, likely 2019 lottery pick, out for season, report says

Oregon freshman center Bol Bol, a 7-footer who starred early in the Ducks’ non-conference schedule, has a stress fracture in his left foot that not only has sidelined him for four games but also may end his season — and likely his career — at the university, 247Sports’ reported Thursday, citing multiple unidentified sources.

Bol — the 7-3 son of late NBA player Manute Bol — has been a projected top-5 pick in most mock 2019 NBA Drafts, but the nature of his reported injury could conceivably have an impact on his draft status.

His timeline to return from the injury will likely keep him out of the rest of the 2018-19 college season, according to the report that added Bol “is likely going to begin rehab work ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft with basketball and medical trainers outside the Oregon basketball program.”

Oregon officials could not comment to the website when asked about Bol’s availability for the rest of the season. 

Through nine games, he averaged team highs of 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

Bol, a five-star prospect, was part of the highest-rated recruiting class in school history at No. 3 in the country. He was the nation’s No. 4 player in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings

The Ducks, considered the preseason Pac-12 favorites, are 9-4 heading into the start of conference play Saturday against Oregon State.

Per Oregon also is missing sophomore forward Kenny Wooten (broken jaw), while sophomore forward Abu Kigab decided on Wednesday to transfer from the program in search of more playing time. That leaves Oregon with only four healthy forwards.