Knee injury ends season for Oregon senior Chris Boucher
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oregon senior forward Chris Boucher suffered a left knee injury during Friday’s Pac-12 Tournament semifinal game versus California that will cause him to miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season, the UO Athletics Dept. reported Saturday evening.
An MRI on Saturday confirmed that Boucher sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which will require surgery at a later date. The injury occurred late in the first half when Boucher was battling for a rebound and fell awkwardly to the floor.
Boucher is Oregon’s third-leading scorer this season at 11.1 points per game and No. 2 rebounder at 6.1 per game. He leads the Pac-12 in blocked shots, averaging 2.6 per game, which also ranks 17th nationally.
The Montreal native set the UO single-season record as a junior with 110 blocked shots. He will finish his career ranked second all-time at Oregon in blocked shots with 189, while his career field-goal percentage of .532 is the fourth-best in school history. Boucher scored 825 points, averaging 12.0 per game, in his two years as a Duck.
He was a two-time Pac-12 all-defensive team member, and was an all-Pac-12 honorable mention selection as a senior.