Northwestern State senior swingman Zeek Woodley, the Demons’ leading scorer for the past three seasons, may be sidelined for 6-8 weeks due to a broken wrist suffered in the first half of Monday night’s 100-93 loss at Rice.
Demons’ head coach Mike McConathy said Woodley, a 6-2 senior who is 70 points away from becoming NSU’s all-time scoring leader, will have surgery Friday. Woodley hurt his right (shooting) wrist when fouled on a driving layup late in the first half, apparently landing on the wrist when knocked to the floor, but remained in the game and scored 10 second-half points in a 20-point outing, the 48th career 20-point outing for him.
Woodley is averaging 17.6 points this season and 19.2 in 101 career games, the seventh-best career scoring average in major college baskeball. The Pelican-All Saints product ranks fourth nationally in career scoring (1,940 points), 26th in field goal percentage (55.8), 41st in free throw aim (83.6) and has made 41 percent of his career 3-point shots with averaging 4.7 rebounds as a Demon.
The injury occurred in the 10th game of the season for NSU and Woodley, who is not eligible for a medical redshirt. That threshold was NSU’s ninth game.
NSU (5-5) plays its final non-conference game next Wednesday night at home against Louisiana College, then opens the 18-game Southland Conference season in Prather Coliseum next Saturday afternoon against McNeese.