NEW YORK — Senior Theo Robertson, who averaged 18 points through Cal's first two basketball games, will miss Thursday night's Coaches vs. Cancer semifinal game against Syracuse because of a right foot injury.
While his teammates warmed up at Madison Square Garden, Robertson sat on the sidelines wearing a protective boot on his right foot.
A Cal team spokesman said the injury has not been fully diagnosed, but it seems unlikely Robertson will play in Friday's game here.
Robertson was being held out of the game for precautionary reasons, the spokesman said, after the issue apparently first surfaced Tuesday night. Initially, it was not considered serious, and Robertson practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club.
He did not participate in the Bears' Thursday morning walk-through practice.
A 6-foot-5 small forward from De La Salle High, Robertson was third on the team in scoring last season at 13.1 points per game and was one of the Pac-10's premier 3-point shooters, converting 48.7 percent.
He has battled back from hip surgery each of the past two offseasons, but a lingering foot ailment would affect Cal's worsening depth.
Junior forward Harper Kamp, who had surgery on his knee last April, still has not played this season and did not make the trip to New York.