TCU men’s basketball team loses two frontcourt players to injury for the 2013-14 season

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TCU’s 6-foot-8 forward Devonta Abron and 6-10 center Aaron Durley will miss the 2013-14 season with injuries sustained during a recent team tour through Canada.

Abron tore an Achilles’ on Aug. 12 during the last game of a four-game Canadian tour. He was going back on defense when the injury occurred. Durley injured his knee during pregame warmups before the Horned Frogs’ first game in Canada on Aug. 9. He reinjured the same knee that forced him to miss his entire freshman season a year ago.

The injuries leave TCU with 12 scholarship players on the roster. The Frogs are still hoping sophomore forward Chris Washburn’s appeal to the NCAA allows him to play this season after transferring from UTEP.

Coach Trent Johnson remains optimistic after the Frogs’ 1-3 trip. Abron, a junior, averaged 7.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32 games, including 15 starts, last season.

“It’s going to be all right,” Johnson said. “Somebody else is going to have to play. We need to be healthy. If we’re healthy, we have a chance to be a decent basketball team and that’s exciting. Regardless, with the 12 guys we’ll have on the floor, we’ll be a lot better than we were last year. And if Chris is around, that will make us that much better.”

TCU finished 11-21 and 2-16 in its first season in the Big 12.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @FollowtheFrogs

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