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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

November 1, 2007 at 10:33 AM

Appleby fractures thumb

UW coach Lorenzo Romar announced at Pac-10 media day today that guard Ryan Appleby fractured his thumb in practice yesterday and will be out six weeks.
“You hate for that to happen,” Romar said. “But he should be back after that.”
Romar said Appleby was injured in a rebounding drill when Appleby tried to reach up and knock a ball away and jammed his thumb. Romar said the thumb is on Appleby’s shooting hand.
“I somehow think he could still make threes in a cast,” Romar said.
Six weeks would get Appleby back by mid-December.
If you recall, Appleby used his redshirt year in transferring so that wouldn’t be an option.
UPDATE — Romar said later that Appleby would have been a starter for Monday’s exhibition game against Seattle Pacific. He said the good news is that this is a pretty simple break and it should be pretty cut-and-dried for him to be back in six weeks.
Asked for a starting lineup for Monday, Romar said Jon Brockman is about the only player assured of a spot, though Quincy Pondexter is close. He said one of either Justin Dentmon or Venoy Overton would likely start at point guard. But the rest of the lineup remains in flux for Monday, he said, owing largely to some very competitive battles at a number of spots.

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