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Justin Crosgile to be Sidelined with Hand Injury
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  10/02/2009

Oct. 2, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's freshman guard Justin Crosgile will be sidelined for the start of the season after suffering a torn ligament in his left thumb, it was announced by head basketball coach Phil Martelli.

Crosgile, who was injured in a pre-season pick-up game, will undergo surgery and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

The 5-11 freshman from Paterson, N.J., and DePaul High School was the North Jersey Player of the Year in 2009. He averaged 24.5 points as a senior while also earning All-State Second Team honors.

The Hawks begin practice on October 17 and will open the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena on November 13 hosting Drexel.