St. John's injury news: Justin Burrell breaks bone in face

A bad break for Justin Burrell.

According to sources, told to me this morning + officially posted by the Daily News, Justin Burrell is out for the Marist game and likely out for the Virginia Tech tilt.

He was hit in the face with an elbow (from Sean Evans) in practice that broke a bone. Not sure how long a player has to be out before he can play with a mask on his face, but expect 4 weeks, which is a long, long time at the beginning of conference play.

Word is Dele Coker will get the start; expect to see a lot of Quincy Roberts and Rob Thomas, and perhaps some 4-guard lineups with Malik Boothe/ DJ Kennedy/ Paris Horne/ Roberts. 

Update from Zagsblog:

St. John’s sophomore Justin Burrell sustained three small facial fractures during practice Thursday and will miss this weekend’s Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.

"He will be reevaluated next week," St. John’s spokesman Mark Fratto said. "He’s already been fitted for a custom face shield. If things go well with the doctors, he’ll be ready to play with the face shield and he would be back for Miami Dec. 27.

"If it’s determined that he’ll require surgery to correct this, he’ll be out 3-4 weeks."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rumble In The Garden

You must be a member of Rumble In The Garden to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rumble In The Garden. You should read them.

Join Rumble In The Garden

You must be a member of Rumble In The Garden to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rumble In The Garden. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker