Creighton forward Chad Millard will miss an indefinite amount of preseason training after injuring his right foot in a weekend workout.
Millard said X-rays on Monday indicated a fracture of a small bone in the foot. Millard and Creighton's training staff are awaiting additional information from medical personnel to determine the full extent of the injury and how long he might be sidelined.
The 6-foot-8 senior is still recovering from Bell's palsy, a temporary paralysis that has affected the left side of his face.
“If I didn't have bad luck,'' Millard said dejectedly, “I wouldn't have any luck at all.''
While his teammates played pick-up games Wednesday, Millard pedaled a stationary bike in an attempt to maintain his conditioning. The official start of practice is Oct. 16.
Millard, who is Creighton's second-tallest player with game experience, said he was working out Saturday when he felt a twinge in his foot.
“I went up to dunk and when I came down, I thought, ‘That doesn't feel right,'” Millard said. “It wasn't a real bad pain, so I kept on working out. The next morning when I got up, it was still bothering me. I came in Monday, and they decided to send me to the doctor to have it looked at.
“They don't know how long I'll be out at this point. They said I might have to be in the boot for a couple of weeks. This really hacks me off.''
JAYS NOTE: The Creighton men will hold two preseason practices that will be open to the public at the school's new Sokol Arena. The two-hour sessions will be Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, with each practice beginning at 10 a.m. The Bluejays will not hold a public workout at Qwest Center Omaha as they have in previous seasons.
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