Update (10:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday): DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright is saying the injury is a much less serious 3-4 weeks.
Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com is reporting that DePaul's Mac Koshwal is going to miss 4-6 weeks with a cracked bone in his foot.
Between the injury to Koshwal and Northwestern's Kevin Coble, it's very obvious that foot bones aren't the strongest ones in the human body. Unlike when Coble went down though, DePaul doesn't have the stable of talent to compensate for a loss of a key player like Koshwal.
Koshwal already missed two games a 68-66 overtime victory against Detroit and the finale of the Paradise Jam tournament against St. Joseph's which DePaul won 58-51.
During those games Devin Hill replaced Koshwal in the starting lineup. Hill played 26 minutes against the Hawks, but just 10 minutes against the Titans. This makes the addition of freshman Tony Freeland all the more important. Freeland played 26 minutes in his first game of eligibility against Detroit. He scored 3 points and had 5 rebounds.
Rebounding is where DePaul will really miss Koshwal. The junior center is one of the best rebounders in the entire country so his presence on the glass will definitely be missed. Poor Jerry Wainwright, just when things looked like they were turning around the program is dealt another blow.
DePaul's next game is against Alabama State on Wednesday, December 2. The Blue Demons then take on Vanderbilt on December 5 and Mississippi State on December 10.