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UW Basketball: Overton's Injury 'Definitely Worse' Than Expected

Venoy Overton has been out during the preseason with a hamstring injury and Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reports that the injury is worse than the senior guard originally thought.

Husky Men's Basketball Blog | Overton out the next few weeks; Simmons cleared to practice | Seattle Times Newspaper
The Huskies senior guard re-aggravated the injury during UW's two-day training camp over the weekend. He's expected to sit out the rest of the month and hopes to return for the Nov. 6 exhibition against Saint Martins University.

"It's definitely worst than what I thought it would be. I thought I would be back (by now), but it's been like a month. It's just not what I expected."

The injury has reduced Overton to a spectator at practice. He receives massages and rides the exercise bike, but the main treatment is rest.

Assuming Overton does indeed return by the time he hopes, this injury is certainly no reason for panic from a team perspective aside from the fact that he's obviously not yet in game shape. Coach Lorenzo Romar is taking the injury in stride, as shown by his answer to the reporter who asked if he was concerned about whether the injury will linger: "No, he'll be fine."

Nevertheless, as Overton noted in Allen's article, it's definitely not the ideal way to begin one's senior campaign.