Gibson injuries knee in SHU’ loss to Brown

Sacred Heart senior guard Shane Gibson, who was the fourth leading scorer in the country last season, suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s 69-56 loss at Brown.

Gibson exited the game with 7:55 left in the first half and did not return. He finished with just three points in 12 minutes.

“We hope to have him back for Wednesday (against Holy Cross),” said SHU assistant coach Anthony Latina, by text message on Friday morning.

The Pioneers are already without two starters in junior forward Chris Evans (knee) and junior guard Evan Kelley (knee) and backup guard Steve Glowiak sat out against Brown with an ankle sprain.

Evans, a former football player at Stamford, has battled knee problems since arriving at SHU, so his return remains questionable. Kelley injured his knee cap earlier in the season and has appeared in only one game. Latina said after the Lehigh loss last Sunday that Kelley’s injury could be long term, but was still be evaluated.

SHU (2-4) has dropped two straight.

William Paxton