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.