After taking a beating in their last three Big East contests, the Seton Hall Pirates have suffered another bad loss, as sophomore forward Brandon Mobley might miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder.
Mobley suffered the injury in Sunday’s 67-55 loss at the hands of Providence, and will have an MRI on Monday.
“I can’t really comment on how bad it is or how good it is,” Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard told reporters after Sunday’s loss. The initial prognosis has Mobley out of action for at least four to five months, meaning his season could absolutely be over. “But it doesn’t look good.”
Willard has all rights to be concerned, considering he was getting 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game from the Savannah, Georgia native. Willard is probably even more concerned because Mobley missed the first nine games of his freshman season nursing the same injury to the same shoulder, which took him more than four months to recover from.
Expectations were high for the 6-foot-9 Mobley heading into this season, as he became one of the Pirates better rebounders towards the end of his rookie year. Mobley hadn’t disappointed thus far, being the team’s second leading glass cleaner, whose presence will be missed on a team averaging just 36.8 rebounds per game.
Junior wing Fuquan Edwin stepped up in Mobley’s absence Sunday, grabbing 7 rebounds to go along with his team-high 18 points. Willard will have to hope someone else can step up every night to make up for this loss.
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