Josh Hare Breaks Left Ankle
December 28, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore guard Josh Hare broke his left ankle in Virginia’s 72-64 win over Delaware Monday night and will be out of action for six to eight weeks. Hare suffered the injury at the 11:52 mark of the first half when he stole the ball from Delaware’s Mike Pegues.
Hare, a 6-2, 197-pound walk-on, averaged 4.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 22.9 minutes per game prior to the injury. He played only one minute in Monday’s game and recorded one rebound and one steal. The Cavaliers are already without junior center Colin Ducharme who is sidelined with a broken left ankle. Ducharme broke his ankle on Nov. 15.
“It is a tremendous loss to our team because Josh did a great job coming off the bench with great defensive play and moving the ball around on offense,” said Virginia Head Coach Pete Gillen. “He got hurt hustling, and that kind of thing just happens. It’s unfortunate for Josh. He helped us win some ball games and we’ll miss him. Hopefully we can get him back.”
The Cavaliers (8-4) return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Loyola (Md.).