Southern Mississippi with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Barton will be out 4-6 weeks with the hairline avulsion fracture, but will not require surgery. X-rays and an MRI also revealed soft tissue damage to the foot. The injury is not as bad as originally thought, and Barton may return for the postseason.
Barton has averaged 6.2 points and 1.2 rebounds this season for the 20-3 Tigers, who will likely secure the top spot in the Conference USA tournament, which begins on March 13th in Tulsa. Coach Josh Pastner doesn't seem that concerned about the injury however, saying, "Antonio's helped us win a lot of games, but the other guys are just going to have to step up."
Whether Barton is a key player or not, he is a consistent contributor off the bench and has the ability to breakout, scoring 16 points against Tulsa on February 2.
If you are a basketball player and have a foot problem, call our Newington, Kensington, or Middletown office to make an appointment.
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