GT's Alvarado fractures elbow, done for season

From ESPN - February 12, 2018

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech point guard Jose Alvarado will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left elbow.

Coach Josh Pastner said Monday that X-rays showed the fracture. The injury, suffered when Alvarado fell on his arm during Sunday's 80-69 loss to No. 9 Duke, initially was described as a dislocated elbow.

Pastner said the fracture will require a recovery period of six to eight weeks, meaning Alvarado also is ruled out for the postseason.

"He's done,'' Pastner said. "Even if we went on a run and went to the Final Four he would not play the remainder of the year.''

Alvarado is second on the team with his average of 12.1 points per game and had been a durable mainstay in Georgia Tech's lineup. The freshman played every minute in eight games, including the Yellow Jackets' previous four contests.

Alvarado and center Ben Lammers were Georgia Tech's only players to start every game this season. Pastner said Lammers is playing "on a bum ankle, so it's been a tough year for injuries.''

The loss of Alvarado comes as Georgia Tech (11-14, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) has lost three straight and seven of eight.


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