Bradley guard, Anthony Fields, a transfer from Wake Forest, knew he was going to have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules. What Fields didn’t expect was to be sitting on the sidelines during practice.
Fields broke his right hand during practice last week and will be out for 4-6 weeks to reach full recovery.
After previously breaking his left wrist twice last season, he knew it was broken right away.
Although Fields is frustrated by the injury, he isn’t going to let it stop him from working on other aspects of his game. He is determined to improve his ball handling and will utilize his left hand for weightlifting.
I’m sure his head coach, Geno Ford and teammates will be hoping for a quick recovery as well. Fields played in 24 games as a freshman at Wake Forest and is looking to make an impact at Bradley with three remaining years of eligibility.
Fields is a hard worker that challenges the current guards for the Braves everyday at practice. Although he is also working on his own game while sitting out this season, he is a tremendous asset for Bradley to have in practice.
Not only is Fields successful on the court, but also in the classroom. At Wake Forest he received Academic All-ACC honors. He will look to combine his passion for basketball and continue his achievements in the classroom in his decision to major in Sports Communication.
It is obvious that Fields is motivated in all aspects of his life, so this injury will not hold him back. He will continue to help his teammates through vocal leadership and work hard towards the recovery of his hand.