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Chris Wright Will Likely Miss Big East Tournament, Could Return By NCAA

Chris Wright had successful surgery on his hand yesterday, and team officials are expecting him to return before the end of the season. Now we have a slightly better idea of when that return might be, according to Tarik El-Bashir at the Washington Post.

Although Georgetown did not provide an exact timetable, it appears the Hoyas' point guard - arguably Georgetown's most indispensable player - will miss the Big East tournament, which begins March 8 at Madison Square Garden. However, Wright could return for the first round of the NCAA tournament about a week later, a time frame an orthopedic surgeon agreed is reasonable.

Wright is also described by El-Bashir as the most integral part of Georgetown's team, so his return can't come fast enough. Not having him for the Big East tournament will definitely hurt, but the Hoyas will make the tournament as an at large anyway, and the extra days off that come with an early exit might actually be beneficial for the rest of the team.

He also points out that recovery is different for every athlete, depending on their resiliency and commitment to rehab. Wright seems to be a hard worker, so there is no reason to believe that he will take any longer to get back than the doctors in the article suggest.