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Gonzaga’s Skinner, Fox Out Indefinitely

January 3, 2004

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Gonzaga forward Tony Skinner and center Richard Fox will both be sidelined indefinitely after being injured in Wednesday’s victory over Eastern Washington.

The school said Friday that both seniors will miss the 16th-ranked Bulldogs’ game against Montana on Sunday.

``These are two senior leaders who will be missed,″ coach Mark Few said. ``We have great depth, now it is time to prove it.″

Skinner, a starter, broke his right hand 3 minutes into the New Year’s Eve win.

``He’ll be re-evaluated in three weeks and we’ll know more then,″ Gonzaga trainer Steve DeLong said.

Fox, who had been playing with an injured right knee, underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday evening. His status for the remainder of the season depends on what the surgery uncovers.

``We’ve been trying to rehabilitate him with therapy, but he re-injured the knee on Wednesday,″ DeLong said.

``He could be out for anywhere from two weeks to the rest of the year, depending on what has to be done to repair the meniscus,″ the trainer said.

Sophomore Erroll Knight or freshman Adam Morrison will likely start in place of Skinner against Montana. Freshman post man Sean Mallon will see more time because of Fox’s absence.

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