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GUELPH,ON–Freshman star point guard, Kareem Malcolm of the Guelph Gryphons suffered an olecranon fracture that has kept him off the hardwood since November 20. In plain English, Malcolm fractured what can be referred to as the “funny bone.” The injury occurred against UofT where Malcolm was hit in the air, causing him to land directly on his elbow.
Since the incident, Kareem has been successfully rehabbing his elbow and making progress, while hoping to get back soon than later.
“It’s going well, I’m getting better everyday. I’m just trying to stay positive,” said Malcolm.
A mishap that was expected to keep the Sheridan transfer out for the season, could potentially see him back on the floor by February.
“A slight chance of next month but I have to see if I’ll be able to play with contact. I really want to go back but wouldnt risk any chance of another injury,” he said.
However, Malcolm didn’t seem too convinced that he would be making his return as of yet, stating there is less than a 50% chance.
It’s looking like Coach O’Rourke and company may have to look forward to next season as their injury struck roster has translated into last place in the OUA-West with a record of 4-9.
In the meantime, Malcolm will continue to get frequent massages, loosening up muscles, while also focusing on resistant excercises to improve strength and range of motion.
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