Georgetown got a welcome bit of good news Thursday. Leading scorer DaJuan Summers is not suffering from plantar fasciitis, as officials had feared, but rather strained a muscle in his left foot during a hard crash in the first half of the Hoyas’ 65-57 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Coach John Thompson said through a team spokesman Thursday night that Summers was listed as “day-to-day.” Earlier in the day, he had said during a conference call that it was doubtful Summers would be able to play Saturday against Marquette. While there’s no reason to think Summers’s status has changed for Saturday, it comes as a relief for the Hoyas that their top scorer hasn’t developed the more serious foot injury, which can require surgery to correct.
Still, it’s a difficult time to be without Summers, who leads the team with 14.7 points per game and helps provide what scant experience they have. The current starting roster consists of one senior (Jessie Sapp), one junior (Summers), two sophomores (Austin Freeman and Chris Wright, who missed the Big East season his freshman year) and one freshman (Greg Monroe).
Georgetown (12-7, 3-5) will attempt to halt its four-game losing streak Saturday against Marquette (18-2, 7-0), which is arguably the hottest team in the Big East, having won its last 10 and entering the game undefeated in conference play.
January 29, 2009; 8:10 PM ET
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