Weisner suffers knee injury
April 29, 2006
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
DOUG PACEY, THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Already saddled with replacing eight seniors, including Western Washington University's top two career scoring leaders, coach Brad Jackson's job just got tougher.
Junior-to-be forward Brett Weisner tore his ACL in a pick-up game last week and will likely miss the 2006-07 season.
"It's a really unfortunate situation," Western coach Brad Jackson said. "Brett works hard in the weight room and is in shape. It's just one of those things."
Weisner, 6-foot-5, would have been the Vikings' leading returner in minutes (11.1) and points per game (4.9).
Now, Western's most experienced player will be 6-7 senior center Lukas Henne. He played 10.5 minutes per game, averaging 3.3 points.
The Vikings signed their first player for the 2006-07 season earlier this week. Hanford High School center Steve Severin (6-10) averaged 12.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 6.8 blocks per game as a senior.
"He's 6-10 and growing," Jackson said. "He's got size 18 shoes. He's lean, but he has wide shoulders. He can get bigger and he has good basketball sense."
The signing period ends May 17.
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