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.
Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie expected to miss at least two weeks with hand injury, no surgery needed
Josh Okogie, the 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Georgia Tech, is expected to miss at least two weeks but won’t require surgery following his recent injury, head coach Josh Pastner told The 4 Quarters Podcast.
Okogie suffered an open dislocation of his left index finger in the Yellow Jackets’ exhibition game against Georgia State last Saturday.
“He’s doing OK, I don’t really have a timetable,” Pastner said. “The good news, there’s no need for surgery or anything like that. It’s just going to be dependent on his healing process.
“It’s going to be a minimum 10 days to two weeks. The good news is there’s no surgery needed and he should be back on the court sooner rather than later.”
Georgia Tech departs Friday for China, where they will face UCLA on Nov. 11 in Shanghai. After that, Tech faces Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 19.
Okogie averaged 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds as a freshman.
Photo: Josh Okogie
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.