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John Bryant Sidelined With Fracture in Arm
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/24/2005

Feb. 24, 2005

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior forward John Bryant has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right arm that will sideline him for at least three to four weeks, as determined from diagnostic testing today.

Bryant has a non-displaced fracture of the radial head in his right arm. The radial head is part of the radius bone and is located at the top of the forearm, near the elbow, on the thumb side.

The senior will begin rehabilitation immediately and will be evaluated by Saint Joseph's team doctors week-to-week. With an aggressive rehabilitation like this, the best projection for recovery is three to four weeks. The standard recovery for an injury of this type is 8 to 10 weeks.

Bryant was injured when he was fouled as he attempted a lay-in with just over 11 minutes to play in the Hawks' 63-56 win at Temple on Tuesday, February 22.

Saint Joseph's has three regular-season games remaining, including one near Bryant's hometown of Woodbridge, VA, on Tuesday, March 1, at George Washington. He will also be sidelined for "Senior Day," the final home game of the year on Saturday, March 5, versus Fordham. The Atlantic 10 championship will be held from March 9 to 12 in Cincinnati and the Hawks, who have already clinched at least a tie for their fifth consecutive Atlantic 10 regular-season title, are not expecting Bryant to play in that tournament.

The team co-captain has averaged 17.6 minutes per game for the Hawks, making seven starts. He was a starter in all 32 games for last year's team that reached the NCAA Elite Eight.