Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mid-Week Zag Tracks

--Robert Sacre was seen on campus today with a boot on his right foot and reportedly has a stress fracture. Sacre, a touted member of the 2007 recruiting class, started ten games last year totaling 269 minutes.

Timetables for stress fractures are difficult to lay out because so much relies on the time it takes for rehab but this should sideline Sacre for two months at best. Sacre was expected to make a huge leap in his sophomore campaign and challenge for a starting position; hopefully this injury doesn't deter the progress he has made thus far.

Sacre's injury is a tough one for Gonzaga to swallow at this point. The Zags currently have three healthy "bigs"; senior Josh Heytvelt, junior Will Foster, and freshman Andy Poling. This will make Andy Poling's situation very interesting as many thought he was a potential redshirt candidate this season. Depending on how Sacre recovers, we could see Andy Poling start off his career as a Zag in 2008. This also means a number of things for the lineups we should see; more than likely a lot of Ira Brown and Austin Daye at the power forward spot if Rob's not back in time. Will Foster should also see plenty of action early on as well in Rob's absence.

We'll wait and see how he progresses before we break it down but send some good karma to Rob, I'm sure he's very disappointed.

--Now that we have gotten the depressing news out of the way, we would like to wish Zag commit Mangisto Arop a happy birthday. The four-star wing from Canada is turning 18 today. Happy birthday Manny!

--For all you women's basketball fans, check out this link. This is Gonzaga Athletic's new season ticket promotion video. Very impressive!

--Devonte Elliott Countdown: 2 Days


Anonymous said...

Andy! Andy! Andy! I have now changed my vote to #1 rank entering conference play.

Ziggy said...

I still think a redshirt would be good for Andy, even if Rob can't play right away.