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- MAAC Tourney Preview: #4 Siena vs. #5 Fairfield
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Marquis Wright Out With Foot Injury
- Updated: December 29, 2015
Updated: Marquis Wright will in fact have surgery to repair his foot injury as he tweeted this late Tuesday night.
Praying that this surgery go well tomorrow
— TheWright1⃣ (@QuisWop) December 30, 2015
Siena received difficult news this week as they learned team-leader Marquis Wright will be out with a right foot injury. He is believed to have aggravated the injury during practice on Saturday after it had been bothering him for some time.
“Marquis has a stress fracture in his right foot,” said Siena team Dr. Richard Alfred. “If the recovery goes as expected he will miss 6 to 8 weeks”
Wright is averaging a team-high 17.3 points per game. He has reached double figures in all 12 games this season and ranks 7th in the MAAC in scoring and 3rd in assists (4.6). He has averaged 37.6 minutes per game.
As the Saints prepared to face Vermont on Tuesday, Wright was seated on the bench in a protective boot and was walking with the assistance of crutches.
“Sick in the head just knowing I cant play for that long,” said Wright on his reaction to having to sit out due to the injury. I still have faith in my team. Hopefully be back as soon as possible.
“It’s been injured for a while. I’ve been playing at least 5 games with it but I didn’t know it was that serious. Saturday (at practice) it gave out on me. In the games it was turning on me. I just thought it was sore. I would ice it, get treatment after the games, before the games and practice. Last game it turned on me before halftime and Hammer wrapped it up. I kept playing. ”
Wright will be reexamined on Wednesday to determine more definitively how long he will be out and whether surgery will be necessary.
“Marquis is out and it could be a while,” said Siena coach Jimmy Patsos during the pregame as the Saints prepared to play their final regular non-conference game vs. Vermont. “They’re gonna take a look at him much more seriously tomorrow when he gets back with Dr. Alfred who does a great job for us. Hammer (trainer Greg Dashnaw) and Dr. Alfred will take a real look at it. I think he might be scheduled even for a surgery if he needs it pretty quickly.”
Wright is one of just three Division I players averaging at least 17 pts, four rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. He is shooting 55% (23-42) from three-point range. Wright shot just 24% (20-83) from distance in his first two years.