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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | January 17, 2017

Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr., out for season with ACL tear

  Maurice Watson Jr. tore his ACL after colliding with an Xavier player and will be out for the rest of the season.

During Creighton’s Big East battle with Xavier on Monday, senior guard Maurice Watson Jr. went down after colliding with another player. After icing his knee, he returned to the game before collapsing from where trainers had to carry him off the court.   

Watson then announced on Instagram and Twitter Tuesday that an MRI revealed he suffered a torn ACL.

Jan 17, 2017 at 12:03pm PST

He went on to say that he will not be returning to the court, explaining how he is disappointed that his college basketball career has been cut short.

Watson leads the nation in assists per game (with 8.5) and has been averaging an important 12.89 points per game this season. He’s been an integral part of the Bluejays' competing in the Big East, and his presence will likely be missed on the hardwood as Creighton prepares to play Big East rival Marquette on Saturday.