Kenyatta Smith out for season

Updated: February 2, 2014, 5:31 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

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Joe Murphy/Getty ImagesKenyatta Smith will miss the rest of the season after the Harvard center suffered a broken bone in his foot during practice this week.

Harvard center Kenyatta Smith will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken bone in his left foot, the school announced Friday.

The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Smith, who suffered the injury during Monday's practice, missed the Crimson's first 17 games with an injury to the same foot. He returned to play two minutes in an 80-50 win against Dartmouth.

Though he averaged just 5.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore, Smith emerged as a potential impact player toward the end of the 2012-13 season. 

Entering this season, coach Tommy Amaker had hoped Smith could play a key role as the Crimson looked to win the Ivy League outright and return to the NCAA tournament for a third straight season.

In his absence, the Crimson have had to rely on senior Kyle Casey and juniors Steve Moundou-Missi and Jonah Travis, while also working in Evan Cummins.

Harvard (16-3, 3-0 Ivy) beat Princeton (12-4, 0-2) on Friday. It will take on Penn on Saturday.

Compounding the loss of Smith, Harvard was minus junior forward Jonah Travis and sophomore guard/forward Agunwa Okolie against Princeton.

A Harvard source said Travis has a concussion, while Okolie is dealing with a sore knee.

The 6-6, 225-pound Travis is averaging 5.8 points (seventh on the team) and 4.2 rebounds (fourth) in 15.3 minutes a game, and the 6-8, 205-pound Okolie is averaging 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds in 10.1 minutes a game.

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