Nevada PG Drew out for season with Achilles injury

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Wolf Pack point guard Lindsey Drew ruptured the Achilles' tendon in his right foot on Wednesday night. He will miss the remainder of the season.

Drew, a three-year starter, was the first player that Eric Musselman recruited when he was hired at Nevada. The junior was averaging a career-high 8.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He was one assist shy of a triple-double in Nevada's win over San Diego State on Saturday.

"You feel for a player, especially someone in the middle of their junior year and knowing now he has all of this rehab ahead of him heading into his senior year," coach Musselman told the Jim Rome Show on Thursday. "But he's a great kid with a great work ethic. And he had a great attitude last night, he came back and joined the team on the bench and showed support. And he was with us last night in the locker room celebrating. And that's what college athletics is all about."

Coach Musselman also told CBS Sports that they will run walk-throughs in practice for the rest of the season, avoiding contact drills due to their depth. The Wolf Pack is now down to just seven scholarship players.

24th-ranked Nevada (22-5, 11-2 MWC) plays at Utah State (14-13, 7-7 MWC) on Saturday at 3pm. The game will air live on the CBS Sports Network.