Tomasevic Suffers Hand Injury In Practice

Oct. 15, 2004

SEATTLE-- Washington volleyball senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic suffered a hand injury during practice Thursday morning and will undergo surgery today to repair displaced fractures of her third and fourth metacarpal bones. Tomasevic injured her right hand when it struck against a wall during a diving drill in the East Gym of Bank America Arena. She is expected to be sidelined for 4-5 weeks.

'I'm sad that I got hurt but this time off will allow some of my other nagging injuries to heal before postseason,' said Tomasevic. 'I know I'm in good hands with my doctors and I'm anxious to heal and get back on the court. I know our team will only get stronger over the next month as different people step up and improve their games. I am confident that our team is going to continue to get better while I am recovering because they are going to play together as a team.'

Tomasevic leads the No. 1-ranked Huskies in nearly every statistical category and ranks among the top three in the Pacific-10 Conference in kills, service aces and points. She was a second team All-America selection last season and has led the 2004 squad to a 13-0 overall record and 5-0 mark in the Pac-10.

Washington will face Arizona State tonight in Tempe and No. 22 Arizona on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for a 7 p.m. starts.

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