Seton Hall senior captain Fuquan Edwin looks to be sidelined for "at least a week or two" after spraining his right ankle just 78 seconds into the Pirates' clash with LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night. Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said that Edwin will receive X-rays tomorrow to ensure that there is no damage beyond a sprain. The injury occurred on a rebound attempt off of an E.J. Reed missed free-throw. Edwin immediately went to the ground writhing in pain, with replays failing to show exactly how Edwin rolled his ankle. Fuquan was immediately taken to the Seton Hall locker room for treatment before not returning to the game.
Based on Kevin Willard's early recovery time estimation, Fuquan Edwin (15.3 ppg) is in danger of missing up to 3 games (Rutgers, N.J.I.T., Saint Peter's) over the next two weeks. A date with Eastern Washington on December 22nd looms just beyond the rough 2-week window.
With the now-public news that shooting guard Hakeem Harris will likely transfer, Seton Hall fans are naturally seeing flashbacks of seasons past. When coupled with the very real possibility of Tom Maayan being required to return to Israel in January, Seton Hall suddenly has a critically thin backcourt of only Jaren Sina, Sterling Gibbs, and Brian Oliver forecasted for the start of their Big East season. All three guards played at least 33 minutes against LIU Brooklyn.
Hakeem Harris' path to Seton Hall, for those curious: He committed to Columbia before decommitting and pledging to Brown in the spring of 2010 while playing at Blair Academy. However, Hakeem left Brown mid-season after failing to play due to injury. Harris then played at Broward CC (Fla.) before finally ending up at Connors State College (Okla.) for the 2012-13 season.