Dave Rose officially announced Wednesday afternoon that big men Braiden Shaw and Ryan Andrus will miss the remainder of the season due to injuries.
Shaw has been battling ankle injuries throughout the year, with his lone appearance coming in late December versus Portland; Shaw played one minute in the game. The press release states that Shaw has had two ankle sprains on the same ankle and will have ankle surgery “later this week.” The junior forward will almost certainly receive a medical redshirt if he chooses to pursue one.
Andrus has had knee troubles that have kept him off the floor since returning home this spring from his LDS mission. He has already had a minor surgery on his knee and recently had his knee scoped. The press release states that he will undergo physical therapy. This season will count as a redshirt season for the sophomore.
Fortunately for BYU, Dalton Nixon should be available again soon. Nixon is BYU’s fourth leading scorer and has missed the last 10 games with a foot injury. Chances are good that Nixon will be available before next week’s matchup at Saint Mary’s.
Rose has mentioned previously that recent addition Kolby Lee will likely redshirt this season after being added to the roster over Winter break. The freshman big won’t be needed unless BYU suffers another injury or two to the front court. Yoeli Childs, Luke Worthington and Payton Dastrup are BYU’s three true bigs, with Zac Seljaas and Dalton Nixon having also filling roles as stretch fours.
BYU’s next game is Thursday night versus LMU.