Northwestern senior forward Drew Crawford will miss the rest of the 2012-13 season because of a shoulder injury.
Crawford will undergo surgery in the near future to repaid a torn labrum in his right shoulder after trying to play through the injury.
Over the first 10 games, Crawford averaged 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds.
"Drew aggravated a previous injury in early September and attempted to play through it, but it just hasn't responded as we all would have liked," Wildcats head coach Bill Carmody said. "While it obviously hurts to lose a player of Drew's caliber, it provides an opportunity for his teammates to step up and contribute."
Crawford is eligible to seek a medical hardship waiver.