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Mizzou guard will miss remainder of 2023-24 season


The Mizzou men's basketball team announced that guard John Tonje will miss the rest of the 2023-24 season due to a foot injury. That will start in Tuesday night's meeting with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

In a press release, head coach Dennis Gates said, "John has been hampered by an offseason foot injury this entire year. He was one of our best players during summer workouts before suffering the setback and, unfortunately, the injury has prevented him from being completely healthy and reaching levels he is accustomed to. We look forward to him taking the proper amount of time to fully recover and then showcasing his skills and complete potential again in the future."

Tonje appeared in eight of MU's first 16 games of the season. He averaged about two points and one rebound in that time in an average of about nine minutes per night.

The Nebraska-native tallied a season-high five points, along with one 3-pointer in the loss to Jackson State at Mizzou Arena. Tonje's season-high in minutes came against SIUE, when he was on the floor for 19.

He transferred to Mizzou after spending his first four years at Colorado State, from 2019 to 2023. The graduate student averaged about 14 points and four rebounds for the Rams in his final season. He also played for the Cameroon National Team in Aug.

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