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NMSU guard AJ Harris out indefinitely

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AJ Harris of the Aggies.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Just when New Mexico State seemed to be full healthy, they took another setback with an injury to their All-Conference point guard.

Aggies' Head Coach Chris Jans confirmed in a text to ABC-7 that guard AJ Harris is "out indefinitely" after suffering a stress fracture in his ankle in Saturday's road win at Cal Baptist.

With under eight minutes to in the first half, Harris came up hobbling on the defensive end coming out of a double-team in the corner. He left the game and did not return.

The news is devastating for Harris, who had missed the first 13 games with a broken finger before returning on Dec. 22. The Aggies have gone 3-0 since Harris' return.

Re-joining Harris on the shelf is senior swingman Clayton Henry, who is out for the rest of season with a broken hand.

Henry also missed the first 14 games of the season with injury, putting the Aggies back in familiar territory.

"It looks like it's going to be like we have to do it again," said Jans. "We get our physical state right, our mental state right, and we're alle xcited about going forward and here we go. And then Boom! They whack us again."

"And we've got to handle it because it's going to be tough. That's a lot to handle for everybody. Not just the injured players, which is obvious but the other players, in roles that were being identified are going to change again."

New Mexico State (10-6, 1-0 WAC) returns to action on Thursday night, when they host Chicago State at 7 p.m. at the Pan-American Center.

New Mexico Sports / NMSU

Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.


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