Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Seton Hall senior guard Jeremy Hazell had surgery Thursday to repair the broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist, the school announced.
The surgery, performed by Dr. Scott Wolfe at The Hospital for Special Surgery, was done to minimize any possible long-term damage and to provide an opportunity for a hastened recovery time.
Hazell is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, which would put him back around mid-January.
“Now that the surgery has been performed, we’re looking forward to Jeremy having a full recovery,” head coach Kevin Willard said. “Our first and foremost priority is his long-term outlook, but obviously we’ll be happy to have him back on the court as soon as possible.”
Hazell’s injury occurred during the second half of Seton Hall’s 83-78 victory over Alabama in the first round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Nov. 19. He scored a game-high 27 points in that game and had averaged 24.0 points per game through the season’s first three contests.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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