Lonergan’s weekend game plan: ‘we’re not going to have’ Savage

He was back.

For a minute in GW’s Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals match against VCU, fans got to see sophomore sensation Kethan Savage finally return to the court.

But a few dribbles and an awkward cut later, Savage was back on the Colonials bench, not to return. He would limp slowly back to the locker room and could be seen at practice Tuesday back in a boot.

Sophomore Kethan Savage played one minute against VCU's "havoc" defense. Samuel Klein | Photo Editor
Sophomore Kethan Savage played one minute against VCU’s “havoc” defense. Samuel Klein | Photo Editor

It’s not 100 percent yet that the guard will be out for GW’s second-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 8 Memphis Friday, but as of now, head coach Mike Lonergan’s game plan is to be without him.

He told reporters during practice Tuesday:

“I’m going into the game plan that we’re not going to have him. It’s been seven, seven-and-a-half weeks and we thought we were gonna play him four minutes the other night and it didn’t work out. He’s got a bright future ahead of him, two more years, so I’ll probably ask the trainer on Thursday and Friday what his thoughts are, but he’s not practicing or anything. And that’s probably the only thing I’m sad about this week, he really was having a monster year and helped us get to this point. And I’m not gonna lie, we’re not the same team without him.”

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