With forward Braxton Key returning into the rotation after miss the beginning of the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide misses out on another key player in their rotation this one for the remainder of the season.

Alabama head coach Avery Johnson announced Saturday that senior guard/forward Riley Norris will miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury and is scheduled to have surgery Friday morning.

"We are extremely disappointed to lose Riley for the remainder of the season," Coach Johnson said. :He's been fighting through this injury since July and we've had success with a conservative treatment and rehab program. However, he's had increased pain as the season has gone on. Our athletic training staff and medical team discussed all options with him and his family and we felt it was in his best interest to proceed with surgery now."

Norris played 110 games with 57 starts in his career at Alabama and was the only four-year senior on the team. He's averaged 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds for his career and averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds this season.

"Riley is a valuable member of our team and will be greatly missed," Coach Johnson said. "However, the hard work and determination that he has displayed throughout his career will also assist him going forward as he rehabs. We are fortunate to have an outstanding medical team that will assist him during this process."


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