DePaul forward Rashaun Stimage out 8-10 weeks with foot injury

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Rashaun Stimage will be in contention for the starting power forward spot this year. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Rashaun Stimage was in contention for the starting power forward spot this year. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

DePaul forward Rashuan Stimage will be out 8-10 weeks after suffering a fracture in his left foot in Saturday’s “Blue-White” inter-squad scrimmage.

Stimage, a junior, said he has a “Jones fracture,” which is a broken bone at the base of the small toe — the same injury that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has. The injury will require surgery, which Stimage will undergo Wednesday.

Stimage, who is a transfer from the junior college Daytona State College, suffered the injury when during an inbounds play, a teammate landed on his foot diving for the ball.

“It’s just shocking, really,” Stimage said. “It really hurts because I was ready to come out strong in my first year at the university. Hopefully, I’ll come back better than ever.”

The 6-foot-8 forward said he hopes he can return in seven or eight weeks, rather than the estimated timetable of 8-10 weeks.

“It’s just overwhelming really,” Stimage said. “I’m just trying to get back on the court as soon as possible.”

Stimage averaged 13. 9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game at Daytona State last season. Stimage, a native of Chicago, attended Farragut high school and was regarded one of the top high school players in the city.