October 31, 2007
Injury bug strikes USI men's basketball again
Bowman to miss two-four weeks after surgery today
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The injury bug has struck the University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team for a second time in the preseason.
USI junior forward Shaun Bowman (Brooklyn, New York) will miss the two to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today. The surgery was to repair a tear in the meniscus.
The injury to Bowman follows the season ending knee injury to senior guard Kenny Love. Love tore his patella tendon at the Midnight Madness celebration earlier this month.
Bowman transferred to USI this year after playing the last two seasons for Frank Phillips College (Borger, Texas). He averaged 7.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in 2006-07 and 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest in 2005-06.
The Screaming Eagles are scheduled to open the 2007-08 home schedule with an exhibition game November 10 at 7:30 p.m. against the Moose Touring Stars. The first regular season home game is November 17 when the Eagles host Harris-Stowe State University.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information