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Lancers again limited by injuries

After a 2016-17 season in which the Longwood University men’s basketball team finished with only seven available players, having lost five due to injury or illness, the Lancers are again finding themselves frustratingly limited by injuries during the 2017- 18 campaign.

Following is the injury report as of Wednesday, with the type of injury and player status listed:

• Juan Munoz, lower body, out for season

• Bryan Gee, medical, out for season

• Charles Glover, ankle, day-to-day (out four games so far)

• Isaiah Walton, lower body, day-to-day (out three games so far)

• Jahleem Montague, rib, day-to-day (out one game so far)

Following is a listing of past injuries suffered this season along with the type of injury and number of games missed:

• Spencer Franklin, foot, out five games

• Damarion Geter, medical, out three games

• Damarion Geter, lower body, out one game

• Jahleem Montague, knee, out four games

• Isaiah Walton, ankle, out two games

• Boaz Williams, lower body, out two games

“I’ll say that in my experience, the frequency of these injuries is well out of the norm for what a team can expect to endure in a given year,” said Chris Cook, Longwood Assistant Vice President for Athletics Communications. “It’s even more bizarre given that many of them have been of the uncontrollable ‘freak injury’ nature.”

Cook noted that as the injuries started piling up, Lancers Head Coach Jayson Gee became more cautious, aiming to have players healthy by the start of Big South Conference play.

Longwood (3-10) has shown itself competitive despite these injuries, but earning wins becomes especially crucial as it begins conference play 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Charleston Southern University.