Providence Avoids Major Scare With Dunn Injury

Feb 23, 2013; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn (3) brings the ball up court during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Providence Friars defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 76-72. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

 

It appears that Kris Dunn has avoided serious injury as a MRI revealed that he just has a sore shoulder and is listed as day-to-day.   Dunn, who had surgery on that same shoulder back in the summer of 2012 to repair a torn labrum, was injured in Friday night’s exhibition game against Rhode Island College while on the floor attempting to gain possession of a loose ball.

The surgery in 2012 kept Dunn out of the lineup for most of the first half of his freshman season.  And when he did return he was sharing the back court and ball-handling duties with the great Vincent Council, a senior.  However, in 25 games played, Dunn averaged a respectable 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals for the Friars.

Since Ed Cooley arrived on the scene three years ago to become the head coach, he has landed a plethora of top recruits which in turn has caused increased expectations for PC.  Dunn was ESPN’s 23rd ranked prospect in the class of 2012 and their 2nd ranked point guard.  Dunn, and this team in general, has breakout written all over it this season. 

Providence hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2004 and hasn’t won a NCAA tournament game since 1997.  Both of those draughts are expected to end this year, but that will only be the case if they have their 6-foot-3 point guard healthy. 

The Friars open their season this Friday night at home against Boston College, and as of right now, it is uncertain if Dunn will be in uniform.

Topics: Basketball, Big East, Ed Cooley, Kris Dunn, Providence Friars

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