Canisius’ Zach Lewis injured vs. VMI

[Reactions: VMI 111, Canisius 100 + Postgame interviews]

By Nick Veronica

Canisius freshman guard Zach Lewis injured his left ankle early in the first half Tuesday against VMI and was announced out for the game shortly after.

Lewis was helped off the court and couldn’t put any weight on his left leg. He spent the rest of the half on end of the bench with ice on his ankle and looked to be in pain.

UPDATE: Here’s what Jim Baron said about Lewis after the game:

Keeping Lewis out of the game may be precautionary, but if the injury is serious, it would be a major setback to the Griffs’ offseason. Lewis, an MAAC Rookie Team selection, is the only starter coming back next season and looks to be the star of a very young team.

Lewis averaged 9.8 points per game this season. VMI leads Canisius 59-45 at halftime.