Lewis’ ankle has ‘significant sprain,’ no breaks

By Nick Veronica

Canisius freshman guard Zach Lewis didn’t suffer any broken bones when he injured his ankle last Tuesday in the Griffs’ CIT loss to VMI, the athletic department confirmed today.

Zach Lewis ices his ankle on the end of the bench. (Photo by Jourdon LaBarber)

Zach Lewis ices his ankle on the end of the bench. (Photo by Jourdon LaBarber)

The team called the injury a “pretty significant ankle sprain,” which is an injury to a ligament.

Lewis was attacking the basket early in the first half and went down awkwardly. He couldn’t put any weight on the leg when he was helped off the court and was announced out for the game shortly after. Canisius lost, 111-100, ending its season.

Lewis is no longer on crutches or in a walking boot, the team said, and expected he’ll be cleared to resume activity in 7-10 days.

Lewis was an All-MAAC Rookie Team selection this year, averaging 9.5 points per game, and will be next year’s only returning starter.

 

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.