Micah Mason out with ankle injury

Posted on Jan 2 2016 - 6:57pm by Joey Cinello

Micah Mason knocking down a three in the first half against Missisippi Valley State. Photo Credit: Joe Cinello/Pittsburgh Sports Castle

Micah Mason, one of Duquesne’s most prolific scorers, will be out of the Dukes lineup indefinitely.

During the first half against Georgia Tech, Mason twisted his ankle but continued to play, only going on to score three points in the second half. Since the end of that matchup, Mason was considered a “game-time decision” against Dayton.

Obviously, Mason did not play tonight against the Flyers — which hurt the team tremendously due to a lack of shooting options.

The timetable for Mason’s return is unknown at this point, yet it could be at least a game or two for the Dukes without Mason.

Without a doubt, Mason’s shot will be greatly missed until his return. Derrick Colter, who has been struggling of late, and the rest of the Dukes will be ecstatic when he his physically able to compete and return because he gives them an edge over most teams. 

However, after falling to Dayton, Duquesne coach Jim Ferry said, “Not going to play him if he is not 100 percent. Do not want to risk the chance of him missing five games instead of one or two.” 

Mason is currently the NCAA’s second-most accurate three-point shooter in its history. Only Green Bay’s Tony Bennett has a three-point percentage higher than Mason.

 

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