Arizona Wildcats forward Brandon Ashley (21) talks to the athletic trainer, Justin Kokoskie, about his injury as Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13) listens in the first half during a game at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. Photo taken Saturday February 01, 2014 Photo by: Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

Doctors confirmed the Arizona Wildcats' worst fears today: That sophomore forward Brandon Ashley is out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

UA coach Sean Miller said after the Wildcats lost to Cal on Saturday that "it looks to be broken," and UA spokesman Cory Walton said tonight that Ashley met with UA doctors and underwent tests today before his condition was formally announced.

UA's release said only that Ashley suffered a "foot injury," and included a brief statement from Miller.

"While we’re all disappointed, we are also aware that Brandon needs our support and positive energy surrounding him," Miller said in the statement. "Someone once told me, the hottest heat forges the strongest steel. This adversity will ultimately make Brandon and our team stronger moving forward.”

Ashley averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22 games, all starts, for the Wildcats this season. He was injured two minutes into the Wildcats' 60-58 loss at California, near his hometowns of San Francisco and Dublin, Calif.

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball