Tech's leading scorer sidelined 6-8 weeks

MRI reveals ligament damage in Raheem Appleby's ankle

Louisiana Tech leading scorer Raheem Appleby's season is in jeopardy after suffering a severe ankle injury

RUSTON, LA - Louisiana Tech leading scorer Raheem Appleby is questionable to return in 2014 after an MRI revealed ligament damage in his left ankle. Appleby will be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

The injury occured on Jan 9th during the first quarter of the Bulldogs Conference USA opener against Florida Atlantic.

News of ligament damage is a major setback considering X-rays and a CT scan showed no bone fracture at the time of the injury.

Appleby was averaging 16.1 points per game prior to the injury. He's  been the team's leading scorer each of the past three seasons. Earlier this year he became the 35th Bulldog to eclipse the 1,000 career scoring mark.

Louisiana Tech is in the midst of six-game win streak and will head to Tulane on Wednesday, January 16th for a conference showdown with the Green Wave. Southern Miss looms on January 19th. The Golden Eagles are 14-3 on the season.

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