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San Diego State Basketball: Matt Shrigley will miss 4 weeks with broken elbow

The Aztec suffered the injury during a flagrant foul in last night's exhibition against Point Loma Nazarene.

Steve Dykes

The San Diego State Aztecs will be without guard/forward Matt Shrigley for four weeks after he broke his elbow in Saturday night's exhibition against Point Loma Nazarene, according to the U-T San Diego's Mark Zeigler.

Shrigley suffered the injury in the first half. He stole an errant pass and sped down the court for a breakaway dunk, but PLNU's Judd Welfringer grabbed Shrigley's arms as he elevated for the dunk. Shrigley fell hard to the floor as those in attendance gasped and groaned after watching the flagrant foul. He stayed on the floor for a few seconds, and then got up and hit both his free-throw attempts. Head coach Steve Fisher kept him off the court in the second half for precautionary reasons.

It's a good thing he did, because X-rays on Saturday showed Shrigley had a minor fracture in his left elbow.

SDSU will now be without freshmen Malik Pope and Zylan Cheatham, as well as the redshirt-sophomore Shrigley, for the beginning of the season. Fisher will be without his 3-point marksman for big-time games against Utah and also for the entire 2014 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational.