The season for highly-touted Howard freshman Makur Maker will be temporarily put on hold.
Maker is reportedly being shut down for the foreseeable future because of what has been described as a nagging injury Howard head coach Kenny Blakeney told the Washington Post.
The decision was made, said Blakeney, after the Bison’s 85-71 loss Friday to Queens University where Maker only played 19 minutes limited by a groin injury.
“Quite honestly, he’s really banged up and we’re going to shut him down until he gets healthy because right now he’s just not,” Blakeney said. “He’s not able to move and I don’t want him to be counterproductive right now.”
Blakeney said the 6-foot-11 five-star recruit suffered the injury during practice leading up to Howard’s season opener.
“He’s such a competitor that he really wanted to go out and try to do the best for his teammates and for himself,” Blakeney said. “But sometimes you got to help people get out of their own way and I think that this is one of those times that we have to do that.”