Bonzie Colson exits NIT matchup with left foot injury

Bonzie Colson’s Notre Dame career came to a disappointing end on Saturday.

The senior forward left the Fighting Irish’s 73-63 loss to Penn State in the quarterfinals of the NIT with a left foot injury.  Colson was seen on the sideline with ice on his foot.

It is the same foot that Colson fractured earlier in the season, forcing him to miss 15 games. The injury likely played a part in Notre Dame being a part of the NIT instead of the NCAA Tournament. Heading into Selection Sunday, the Fighting Irish were 14-5 with Colson in the lineup and 6-9 without him.

The preseason ACC Player of the Year returned against Pitt on Feb. 28. He led them to a pair of victories in the ACC Tournament before losing to Duke in the quarterfinals.

In 20 games this season, he averaged a double-double with 19.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

Before injuring his foot, Colson posted 16 points and nine rebounds. The last rebound of his Notre Dame career was his 900th, making him the eighth player in program history to reach that milestone.

Colson finishes his career as one of the most accomplished players in Notre Dame history. He has recorded 1,632 points and 34 double-doubles in his career, which rank 14th-most and tied for ninth-most in program history, respectively.

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