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BERKELEY, Calif. -- Brandon Ashley, who missed the bulk of No. 1 Arizona's 60-58 upset loss to Cal on Saturday, is feared to have a broken foot that would end his season, according to Wildcats coach Sean Miller.
But Miller added that pending X-rays will ultimately determine the extent of Ashley's injury.
"It's a foot injury. It looks to be broken," Miller said after the game. "I don't think we can say that it is right now just because we have to get the X-rays. Overall, (it's) certainly an injury that's going to have him out for a period of time, if not the entire year."
After the game, Ashley stood outside the visiting locker room with his family members while being supported by a pair of crutches.
Ashley suffered a foot injury three minutes into the first half. The forward initially returned to the team's bench before halftime with a bag of ice on his right foot. After the break, however, he was wearing a walking boot.
Miller said other players have to be prepared to step up if the former McDonald's All-American ultimately misses an extensive portion of the season or the rest of the year.
The 6-foot-8 Ashley is Arizona's third-leading scorer this season, averaging 11.5 points per game. The Wildcats face Oregon in Tucson on Thursday.
"We have to get back to the drawing board and make sure we can move forward if Brandon is not with us," Miller said.