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Report: Stanford’s Rosco Allen to miss 6-8 weeks

Oct 24, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

Rosco Allen, David Kravish, Robert Thurman

Stanford’s front court depth took a bit of a hit on Thursday.

Sophomore forward Rosco Allen will be out for six-to-eight weeks with a shin injury. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.

Allen averaged¬†3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds as a freshman in 2012-2013. With Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis back, minutes in the Cardinal front court are fairly scarce, but Allen is a former top 75 recruit. He’ll see minutes when he gets healthy.

Assuming it takes Allen eight weeks to recover, he could be back in the lineup by the time Stanford plays at UConn on December 18th. He’ll miss games against BYU, Denver, Northwestern and the Legends Classic.