Following the Pirates’ latest loss, head coach Kevin Willard told reporters that sophomore forward Brandon Mobley would now be shut down for the remainder of the season. Mobley is scheduled to have shoulder surgery this week, an injury that will likely sideline the 6-foot-9 Georgia-native for the next eight weeks.
Willard is hoping to get Mobley back sometime in June in order to have a full summer of rehab and skill development in preparation for next year. Mobley did play on Saturday against Syracuse however, scoring nine points in 29 minutes of action. According to ESPN New York, Willard was only playing Mobley because he had several family members in attendance.
With that being said, it appears pretty obvious that the Pirates were only waiting for the right time to shut down their sophomore forward. While Seton Hall has struggled on the court this season, injuries have not helped their push for improvement.
At 13-13 overall, the season is virtually a lost cause now barring an epic run within the conference tournament. The 2-11 mark within the Big East positions the Pirates in 14th place of the 15-team league heading into Sunday’s action.
Prior to Saturday’s news, Mobley had been averaging 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game on the season.
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