Khalid Lewis has broken hand, could miss La Salle’s opener

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La Salle's Khalid Lewis (left), here during his freshman season at Delaware, could miss the Explorers' first game with a broken bone in his hand. (Photo: Mark Jordan)

La Salle’s Khalid Lewis (left), here during his freshman season at Delaware, could miss the Explorers’ first game with a broken bone in his hand. (Photo: Mark Jordan)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)

La Salle redshirt sophomore point guard Khalid Lewis has a broken bone in his hand and could miss the Explorers’ opener. The Delaware transfer, who sat out last season per NCAA regulations, injured his hand earlier this month and will be re-evaluated in a few weeks.

“We’re going to get it X-rayed on November 5,” Explorers coach John Giannini told CoBL. “If it’s healed then he comes back to practice; if not, it’s a week-to-week thing.”

If Lewis is deemed to be healed after that X-ray, then he will return to practice and Giannini said there is still a chance that he plays in La Salle’s opener on Nov. 9 against Manhattan. Either way, it seems unlikely that the Trenton native misses more than a couple of games.

In his only season at Delaware, Lewis averaged 5.2 ppg and 2.6 apg as the starting point guard for a Blue Hens squad that went 18-14. He is expected to backup senior point guard Tyreek Duren and play a key reserve role in a talented Explorers backcourt this year.

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