Already relatively inexperienced, the University of Richmond’s basketball team has become younger.

Redshirt junior guard Khwan Fore, entering his second season as a starter, will miss four to six weeks while recovering from a stress reaction in his left tibia, UR announced Tuesday.

Fore, a 6-footer, is Richmond’s leading returning scorer (11.2 ppg), and one of the Spiders’ top defensive players. He has played in 69 UR games. The Spiders open against Delaware on Nov. 10. If Fore is out a month from Tuesday, he’ll miss Richmond’s first five games.

Expected to be more involved is Jacob Gilyard, a 5-9 freshman, who will likely join 6-4 sophomore De’Monte Buckingham, 6-4 sophomore Nick Sherod, 6-10 freshman Grant Golden, and 6-7 junior Solly Stansbury in the starting lineup.

“We’ve obviously had some really good guards in the past 10 years or so, and (Gilyard is) another very, very good player,” UR coach Chris Mooney said after a late-September practice. “He’s extremely quick, a very good playmaker, scorer, and really an outstanding defensive player.”