A Texas player wears a wristband and shirt honoring teammate Andrew Jones who is currently battling leukemia before a NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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On his journey back, Texas G Andrew Jones suffers fractured toe

Junior guard once diagnosed with leukemia expected to make full recovery from toe injury

Posted October 13th, 2018

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Under normal circumstances, Saturday’s injury news from the Texas men’s basketball team would be no big deal. A fractured toe.

But in Andrew Jones’ journey back to the basketball court, every little hiccup — or in this case, a fracture — is a big deal.

Jones suffered a fractured toe in his right foot during Thursday’s practice, according to UT. The junior from Irving MacArthur is being evaluated and expected to make a full recovery. However, a timetable for his return is unclear.

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Jones was diagnosed with leukemia last January and missed the second half of his sophomore season. His journey back to rejoin the team this fall is nothing short of remarkable. UT coach Shaka Smart is glad to have Jones back, but these are still uncharted waters for all involved.

It was hoped fans would have a chance to see Jones in action on Wednesday at the Texas Tip-Off event at Gregory Gym. The public scrimmage will feature both the men’s and women’s teams.

Only the first 3,000 people will be allowed in. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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