Then with 4:40 to play, Will Cherry came up lame. He spent the rest of the game on the bench with ice on his right foot, the same one he broke back in September. He said after the game that it feels the same as it did when he broke it during a pick-up game.Eventually, we can get into what the potential loss of Cherry means for Montana, and their chances in the Big Sky. In the meantime, let's all hope for the best. Cherry is a good kid, and a great player. There has been talk of an NBA career for him (and I think he is good enough to play at the next level), but obviously a serious foot injury wouldn't help, as players from the Big Sky already face longer odds.
“That’s what he says, but obviously we won’t know anything until we get an X-ray,” Tinkle said. “He said it feels the same, but who knows? Obviously, if that’s true, it’s not a good thing.”
Cherry is the most talented player in the Big Sky, and one of the best perimeter defenders in America. He has had a fantastic career for the Grizzlies. Hopefully we will get to see him again in a Montana uniform.
EDIT: This is not confirmed, but the word is that Cherry has indeed re-broken his foot. If that is the case, we wish him a speedy recovery.
Follow me on Twitter @bigskybball