Dec 28, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) is helped off the court after being injured against the Santa Clara Broncos during the first half at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga's Gary Bell Jr. out 4-6 weeks due to broken hand

The No. 24 Gonzaga Bulldogs will be without guard Gary Bell Jr. for about 4-6 weeks after the junior broke his hand during Gonzaga’s 74-60 win over the Santa Clara Broncos last Saturday.

The Spokesman-Review has the report:

Bell was taken for X-rays and the diagnosis of a fractured fourth metacarpal bone was confirmed by a specialist Monday.

 

Bell’s injury won’t require surgery. His hand will be X-rayed again next week to make sure it’s healing properly.

 

‘I was hoping it was a ligament or a strain, but it’s a fracture,’ Bell said. He said he’s a ‘quick healer’ and hopes to return to the court within three weeks.

Bell’s loss is a big one for Mark Few’s team. The 6-foot-1 guard is currently averaging 12.7 points per game, the third best on the Bulldogs. He’s one of the team best outside shooters, averaging 48 percent on 3-pointers, and he’s also one of Gonzaga’s top defenders.

Without Bell in the lineup, the Bulldogs beat the San Francisco Dons 69-41 on Monday night.

[Source: The Spokesman-Review]

 

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