Mavs' Eugene Omoruyi out 4-6 months after toe surgery


Dallas Mavericks rookie Eugene Omoruyi will miss approximately 4-6 months after recently undergoing surgery on his right big toe, the team announced.

Omoruyi, who is signed to a two-way contract, suffered the injury on assignment in the NBA G League with the Texas Legends on Dec. 15. He will likely miss the rest of the season based on the timetable to return provided by the Mavericks.

The undrafted forward has spent much of the season with the Legends after logging just four appearances with the Mavericks. He was averaging 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in eight games with the Legends prior to the injury.

Omoruyi spent much of the season in a developmental role with the Legends and showed promise during his time on the court. He studied Hall of Famer and Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and his patented fadeaway shot, and used it throughout the season.

The likely season-ending injury was certainly unwelcomed news but Omoruyi appears to have a bright future ahead once he can return to the court.


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