Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
View All Scores

Colorado loses starting forward to torn achilles

Xavier Johnson

AP Photo


Colorado’s chances of reaching the 2016 NCAA tournament suffered a massive blow earlier this month as forward Xavier Johnson tore his Achilles’ tendon.

Head coach Tad Boyle confirmed the injury on Thursday. It was suffered in a workout earlier this month, and Johnson underwent surgery to repair the injury last week.

He’s expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, and while a return late in the season is possible, it may not make sense to burn the year of eligibility. Johnson, who is a rising senior, averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 boards as a junior, numbers that were down from the 12.0 points and 5.9 boards he averaged as a sophomore.