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Gonzaga’s Perkins has broken jaw

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Touted Gonzaga freshman Josh Perkins was kicked in the head inadvertently by Georgia’s Kenny Gaines in the Zags’ 88-76 win on Wednesday night and will have his jaw wired shut on or just after Thanksgiving Day.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few said Thursday that Perkins would be out indefinitely. It was not known if Perkins would return to Washington or stay with the team for Friday’s championship game against St. John’s.

Gonzaga (5-0) forward Kyle Wiltjer turned in his best performance since transferring from Kentucky, scoring 32 points and leading his team to an 88-76 win over Georgia at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s (4-0), rallied in the second half to beat Minnesota. Gaines left his feet on a pump-fake and caught Perkins directly in the jaw with is shin and foot. Perkins crumbled to the floor, and was tended to by the trainer before heading into the locker room.

Perkins was averaging 6.3 points and 4.3 assists in 22.8 minutes while backing up all-conference starter Kevin Pangos.

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