Strasbourg suffered a blow to its frontcourt on Monday when big man Matt Howard was injured in training. Howard was elbowed by a teammate in practice and suffered an orbital fracture. Fortunately for Howard, the fracture will not require surgery, however he will need two weeks of total rest first and will not return to game action until the end of November at the earliest. Howard first joined Strasbourg a year ago and resigned for two more seasons over the summer. He averaged 10.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in 15 Eurocup games last season.