Joey King will miss Thursday's game against Wofford, Minnesota basketball announced today.
Tests today showed that King has a fractured jaw after colliding with Gopher guard Andre Hollins in Tuesday's win over Coastal Carolina. The 6-9 forward is planning to travel with the team to Hawaii this weekend for the Maui Invitational.
The loss is a big one for the Gophers' frontcourt, which is already without center Mo Walker, who will be serving the fifth game of a six-game suspension on Thursday. The Gophers now have two active forwards on the roster with notable minutes: 6-11 Elliot Eliason and 6-8 Oto Osenieks.
This is Amelia Rayno's fifth season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News. Follow Rayno on Twitter @AmeliaRayno.