The Citadel's P.J Horgan has been forced to give up basketball and leave the team due to a lingering lower back issue the team confirmed on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs already thin frontcourt takes another big hit with the loss. Horgan was the team's 3rd leading scorer last season (10.7 ppg) and 2nd leading rebounder (6.3 rpg) in the 19 games he played before the back injury started taking it's toll.
Horgan was expected to be the teams main inside presence with the loss of all-conference center Mike Groselle.
The Citadel is coming off an 8-22 season in 2012-13. They'll open the 13-14 season on November 8th at VMI in the All-Military Classic.