The Arizona Wildcats and their basketball program were down to one knee on Saturday evening after a heartbreaking loss to Washington.
And now they just took an uppercut square in the jaw.
Kevin Parrom will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a broken foot. The University of Arizona released an official statement on his behalf:
"TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Kevin Parrom suffered a fracture to a bone in his right foot during Saturday's game against Washington.
The injury occurred near the end of the first half and will require surgery. Parrom will miss the remainder of the season. This particular break is unrelated to any of his previous injuries.
Parrom, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound, guard/forward from the Bronx, N.Y., was averaging 4.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 20 appearances this season (one start). He tallied seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 10 minutes of action Saturday vs. the Huskies."
As you may recall, Parrom is the same young man who lost his mother to cancer just a few months ago and sustained a gunshot wound while visiting her in New York. Finally healthy for the first time all season, Parrom will not play another game until his senior year.
Parrom is undoubtedly the heart and soul of this team, a team that just suffered their third loss in three weeks by two points or less.
Whether you support the UA or not, please find Kevin on Twitter and send him a few words of encouragement. The kid could sure use it right now.