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Reports: Texas PG Isaiah Taylor could miss several weeks with wrist injury

This is not good, but it could be worse.

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The left wrist injury suffered by Texas Longhorns sophomore point guard Isaiah Taylor could result in him missing several weeks, according to a report from ESPN.

A source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Taylor's injury is not season ending, but could cause him to miss an extended amount of time. The Texas medical staff is still evaluating Taylor to determine whether there is a fracture.

Meanwhile, Horns Digest is reporting that Taylor suffered a broken wrist and will miss "at least a month."

Taylor took a hard fall late in Thursday night's victory over Iowa in Madison Square Garden when he drove the lane, went for a dunk attempt, and took a a hard foul from Iowa's Gabe Olaseni that caused him to fall on his wrist. Following a review, officials assessed a Flagrant 2 foul on Olaseni, resulting in an automatic ejection.

After attempting both free throws Taylor left the game having scored 15 points, most of them in the second half on acrobatic finishes around the rim. Through three games, he's averaging 15 points and 2.3 assists per game while emerging as one of the top point guards in the country.

Junior Javan Felix is expected to replace Taylor in the starting lineup during his absence, reprising the role he held two years ago when former point guard Myck Kabongo was suspended by the NCAA.

Texas will face off against No. 17-ranked UConn on November 30 and then travel to Lexington to battle No. 1-ranked Kentucky on December 5, with Taylor currently likely to miss both of those games if the ESPN report is accurate.