Ryan Appleby Out Up To Six Weeks With Injured Thumb

Nov. 1, 2007

SEATTLE - Senior guard Ryan Appleby injured his right thumb during practice and may be sidelined up to six weeks, Washington men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar announced Thursday.

Appleby fractured the thumb on his shooting hand during a rebounding drill in Wednesday's practice.

'It is unfortunate to have something like this happen, but the good news is that Ryan shouldn't miss too many games,' Romar said. 'Forget about the impact this has on our program. We're more concerned that Ryan returns for his senior season. You don't want something like this to happen to anyone their senior year.'

A product of Stanwood (Wash.) High School, Appleby played the last two seasons at Washington after transferring from Florida.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10.5 points per game in 2007. He established a new school single-season record by hitting 84 shots from 3-point range. Appleby had 60 more 3-pointers than any of his teammates.

Appleby ranks No. 2 among UW career 3-point shooters with 154 treys. He needs 59 more 3-pointers to eclipse the school record of 212 established by Deon Luton from 1997-2000.

Appleby will be sidelined when Washington begins the 2007-08 season, Monday, Nov. 5 against Seattle Pacific. The exhibition game starts at 7 p.m. in Bank of America Arena.

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