Creek has had the last three seasons cut short or wiped out due to season-ending leg injuries. Sunday Creek hurt his right foot in practice and will be out indefinitely, according to the University of Indiana's press release.
Creek tweeted that the injury was not season-ending, however. "I appreciate the love of #HoosierNation. This is not the end of my season... I will be back."
In December 2009 Creek fractured his left kneecap, and missed the rest of his freshman season. In January 2011, Creek sustained a stress fracture in his other kneecap, once again ending his season early. Later that year in October, Creek tore his Achilles walking upstairs to his apartment days before the start of the season.
Previous to these injuries, Creek was known as an explosive, exciting player. Even in his freshman year, he had established himself as Indiana's best player and seemed destined for the NBA. Before the knee injury in his freshman year, he averaged 16.4 points per game, shot 44.8% from the 3 point range and had an explosive game against Kentucky, scoring 31 points. Through ten games this season he has scored 3.0 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
Indiana coach Tom Crean is hopeful. "Maurice has been doing so much to improve and help our team. Hopefully this is just a temporary setback," Crean said.
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