Fri. Jan 28th, 2022

After losing star guard Kenneth St. George, the Golden Rams might be faced with a similar dilemma people from this region are quite familiar with, and that is the prspect of a season without winning a championship. In the first half of Saturday’s game against the Kutztown Golden Bears, starting shooting guard Shawn Werdt suffered a potentially serious ankle injury. After remaining on the court for a few minutes, Werdt was helped to the bench where his leg was elevated, iced, and he did not return. Initial reports varied on the degree of seriousness of the injury, but following the game Head Coach Dick Delaney noted that Werdt was scheduled for an X-Ray on the ankle following the game.

This increases concern for Delaney, who has probably lost Kenneth St. George for the season although there is speculation amongst team sources that an early return for St. George is possible.

Werdt is second on the team in individual scoring and points per game, but more important; Werdt adds a critical 3-point threat that must be guarded. Before leaving the game Saturday Werdt was three of three from the field, and tallied eight points.

With him in the lineup, it opens the door for Lenwood Greenwood, Aaron Williams and Donnell Butler on the inside to get easier looks. Without him, guards Anthony Haley and Kevin Stokes will have to step up and try to develop the three-ball from a position that has already been decimated by injuries.

If Werdt can return in a few games, the Golden Rams’ hopes for the playoffs increase, but even if Werdt misses two games that could be enough of a margin to cost the Rams a shot at Kutztown and Cheyney in March.

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