Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford announced Monday that low-post man Michael Cobbins would miss 4-6 weeks with an injury.
“Mike’s out probably a month,” Ford said. “I thought we put something out, but maybe we didn’t. But yeah, he’s out for awhile.”
When the Cowboys hosted Ottawa last week for an exhibition, Le’Bryan Nash tried throwing an alley-oop pass to Cobbins, but the pass sailed and the forward came down on an opponent.
His injury has not been confirmed by the team, but it is believed to be a fractured toe.
“Whatever we’ve got, that’s what I’m working with,” Ford said. “No use in worrying about it at this point, just working with whoever is dressed out.”
With forward Jean-Paul Olukemi working his way back from a torn ACL suffered a year ago, and center Phillip Jurick still recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered against Kansas last season, Cobbins was a vital part of OSU’s early-season rotation as he was one of only a few low-post players Ford had healthy.
Cobbins averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5 points during last year’s season while turning in 26.9 minutes per game.