LOGAN – The Utah State basketball team might be without its star point guard during its upcoming five-game road trip, but there is also a chance he’ll be available.
As of Wednesday night, the severity of sophomore guard Koby McEwen’s injury was unknown.
McEwen took the ball across midcourt on an attempted fast break early in the second half of Wednesday night’s home game against Mississippi Valley State. It was there he got tangled up with an opposing player. The crowd went quiet as McEwen screamed in pain.
He took the bench with what head coach Tim Duryea said was an ankle injury, but it didn’t take very long for McEwen to get back out on the court.
“Obviously (athletic trainer) Brandon (Wells) cleared him to go back into the game once,” Duryea said. “So at that point it probably wasn’t too severe.”
McEwen ended up leaving the game again, but this time he didn’t come back.
“In one of the little scrums on the floor he tweaked it again,” Duryea said. “At that point he was done. He’s not 100 percent right now, that’s for sure. I do know that, but I don’t know the extent.”
Duryea said he will need to wait for X-rays to know more about the severity of the injury and when he can expect McEwen to play again.
Utah State is already without another point guard, senior Julion Pearre, who suffered a non-contact injury during practice shortly before the season started. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.