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Dylan Ennis injury: Villanova guard fractures hand, out six weeks

Villanova just got some bad news to start their season.

Thomas Campbell-US Presswire

Villanova has just issued a release that sophomore guard Dylan Ennis has suffered a fracture in his right hand. The injury was sustained during practice at the Davis Center on Thursday.

The fracture of the third metacarpal bone in his shooting hand will be re-evaluated in four weeks time. That puts Ennis out for at least the first five games of the season, and puts him at risk to miss the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in The Bahamas over the Thanksgiving holidays.

Jay Wright has since said that he expects Ennis to miss six weeks total before returning to action.

A bad break for Villanova, as there was a lot of excitement generated for the eligibility of Ennis in 2013.

Full Release

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Sophomore guard Dylan Ennis (Brampton, Ontario/Lake Forest Academy) suffered a fracture of the third metacarpal bone in his right (shooting) hand during Thursday’s practice in the Davis Center.

It is expected that Ennis, who is under the care of Villanova Team Physician Dr. Michael Duncan, will have the hand re-evaluated in four weeks.

The 6-2 sophomore was preparing for his first season of eligibility in 2013-14 when the injury occurred. Ennis played his freshman season at Rice University in 2011-12 before transferring to Villanova in the spring of 2012. He sat out as a transfer last season though he did practice with the Wildcats.

"We’re disappointed for Dylan because we know how excited he was about being out there with his teammates," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "But we know that Dylan will work hard during this time so that he is ready to help us as soon as his injury has healed."