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Burney to miss 2009-10 because of foot injuries

Junior forward Jerome Burney won't play this season because of continuing foot problems, the team announced in a news release. Burney, 6 feet 9 and 222 pounds, has missed most of the past three seasons with foot injuries. He averaged 0.9 of a point and 1.9 rebounds in nine games last season after redshirting his freshman year and playing in 17 games in 2007-08. "Jerome is very much a part of this team even though he won't be playing this year," coach Gary Williams said in a statement. "We feel badly for Jerome that he never had the chance to be the college basketball player we all felt he could be because of his injuries." Williams said Burney will remain with the team and is on track to graduate with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in May.

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