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Majerus

The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus will miss the next three games because he has an infected leg.

Associate head coach Porter Moser was on the bench Wednesday night for the Billikens’ Atlantic 10 opener against Dayton.

The 62-year-old Majerus missed most of the second half of Saint Louis’ loss to Bowling Green on Saturday after the accident. He collided with two players who had been diving for a loose ball, gashing his left leg, and left the bench when the wound began to bleed profusely.

The rest of the game, Majerus was in the trainers’ room getting treatment.

Majerus is on blood thinner medication. He also missed a game in the Cancun Governor’s Cup due to illness and will not make trips to Temple on Sunday and Duquesne on Jan. 12, but is expected to make a complete recovery.

The school said in a statement that Majerus’ injury requires that the leg be immobilized. Hours after the accident, the coach said he must keep the leg elevated.

Moser has seven years of Division I head coaching experience, with his latest stint from 2003-07 at Illinois State.

Majerus has never had a losing season but this season has been trying in many ways. The top two returning players from last season, center Willie Reed and point guard Kwamaine Mitchell, were suspended for a semester just prior to the start of fall practices.

Saint Louis was 5-8 and had lost three in a row, with four freshmen getting significant playing time.