SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Kansas State senior center Luis Colon, a Puerto Rico native, missed the first two games of the season with a hand injury, and once again sat out Thursday’s game. But coach Frank Martin said his no show had nothing to do with his injury this time.
“Some things have come up off the court that we’re looking into right now,” Martin said. “We’re going to continue to keep him out until we get home and get a better idea of what’s happening. It’s unfortunate. He’s healthy enough to play I just can’t play him.”
Not being able to play surely puts a damper on Colon’s trip home. But Martin said he had no choice but to keep him in street clothes.
When asked to elaborate on what the off-court problem was Martin said, “He’s not in trouble with the law. If he was he wouldn’t be here.”
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Colon averaged 4.4 points and 4.7 rebounds as a junior.