Chris Wright left Georgetown's game against Cincinnati with a broken hand last night, and while he tried to return on two seperate occasions with varying degrees of wraps on the hand, he had to retire early. According to Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post, at the time of the game's conclusion last night, the severity of the injury was still unknown. To his credit, Wright tried to stay in the game as long as he could, and coach John Thompson III says that means a lot.
"He's a tough kid," Coach John Thompson III said. "He would play with one hand if he could. One trip up the court and you could see he was in excruciating pain. The doctor and trainer came over and said, 'We're pretty sure it's broke.' For him to ask to come out, he's in a lot of pain. He's as tough as they come."
Wright is the calming influence on the Georgetown team. Freeman may be the star, but Wright s the one who gets the ball to him in the right positions to score. His play on the court, and his ability to keep the team calm and composed will sorely be missed. We saw what happened last night when they didn't have Wright out there to maintain a level head. The team fell apart on offense. It will be very difficult for the Hoyas to replace Wright, and depending on how long he is out, this could be a significant blow to their NCAA Tournament chances.