Saint Joseph’s sophomore guard Charlie Brown, Jr., will be sidelined at least three more weeks due to the fractured left wrist he suffered in October. The scaphoid bone, which Brown fractured, normally requires three months or more in a cast when broken. In Brown’s case, he underwent surgical fixation in hopes of shortening the recovery time.
After new imaging studies and a follow-up examination last week, it was determined that the bone continues to be slow in healing and Brown will remain in a cast. He will undergo a C/T scan in three weeks to determine if sufficient progress has been made toward receiving clearance to play.
“Charlie’s long-term well-being is our top priority,” said SJU head coach Phil Martelli. “All decisions about his playing status will be made with that in mind. Charlie, like Fresh Kimble, remains an active member of our team and is fulfilling all of his obligations as a Saint Joseph’s student and as a teammate. I applaud both of them on their approach to these unfortunate injuries.”
Brown, an A-10 All-Rookie selection as a freshman, averaged 12.8 points per game in 2016-17. He set the Saint Joseph’s record for three-pointers as a freshman (71) and topped the squad shooting 81.9 percent from the foul line. Brown was named to the Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Third Team prior to this season.
The Hawks (5-7; 0-1 A-10) return to action on Wednesday, hosting VCU in the conference home opener at 7 p.m. at Hagan Arena.