Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Dominick Harris will start the season on the bench due to a foot injury. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, according to his social media account.
Yesterday, the school announced that Harris would be out indefinitely with an injury.
Harris averaged three points per game in limited minutes last season, but there was a lot of hype about his role in the offense (and defense) this season. He was hopefully going to provide the Gonzaga with some consistent three point shooting and was often called one of the more tenacious on-ball defenders by the coaching staff.
As of right now, the extent of the injury is unknown, but it is a definitive setback for the young guard. Harris first appeared in a boot over a week ago.
Looks like Gonzaga’s Dominick Harris has suffered some sort of foot injury, per his Instagram: pic.twitter.com/YU2RX0FpYh— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) October 1, 2021
Without Harris, the backcourt is still in good hands, and if anything, it might alleviate some rotation issues to start the season. The Zags have a plethora of talented players, and it will still be an issue to figure out the minute distribution for Andrew Nembhard, Rasir Bolton, Hunter Sallis, and Nolan Hickman.
No matter which way you cut it, however, for a team with championship aspirations, losing a player to injury is a hit. Hopefully, Harris is able to recuperate quickly and will rejoin the team at some point during the year.