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DELONTE WEST DIAGNOSED WITH STRESS FRACTURE
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
PHILADELPHIA (02/24/03) - Saint Joseph's University sophomore guard Delonte West has been diagnosed as having a stress fracture of the right fibula. West, who did not play in SJU's 76-72 win over St. Bonaventure on February 22, had a MRI taken at Jefferson Bala Imagining Center in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. The results of the MRI confirmed the stress fracture. West, who leads the Hawks with a 19.2 scoring average, is unsure of the exact date of the injury, but has been experiencing pain in his leg for over two weeks. One of the hottest players in the country of late, the southpaw two-guard has averaged 28.5 points over his last four games while hitting 38-of-67 from the field (56.7%) and 15-of-30 from three-point range (50%) during that stretch. He also has led the team in scoring in nine of the last 12 games he has played. For the remainder of the season, the Greenbelt, Md. native will practice on a modified basis. Normal treatment for a stress fracture is rest and ice with recovery time between four-to-six weeks. His status for contests will be a game-time decision.