Georgia State guard Kevin Ware suffers high ankle sprain


In this space, we have been incredibly positive about the outlook of the Georgia State basketball program for the 2014-2015 season. In fact, I personally have referred to the Panthers as the best college basketball team in the state of Georgia ad nauseum, and I fully support that stance as of this moment. However, things may not be as easy as expected for Ron Hunter and company, as former Louisville guard and projected rotation player Kevin Ware has reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain during practice.

Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Ware will miss “an undisclosed amount of time” as a result of the injury, but high ankle sprains are often brutal (just ask any fantasy football player), and Ware has a recent injury history that is well-documented. Fortunately for the Panthers, the backcourt is rich with talent, as both R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow are actually projected to start over Ware, but at the same time, it is possible that Ware is the third-most talented player on the roster, and it would be a hit to the overall depth if he were to miss time.

Before suffering a catastrophic leg injury during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds as a role player for eventual national champion Louisville, and he is reportedly 100% healthy for the first time since that incident. Stay tuned for the latest on Ware and the Panthers, but this is a bit of early adversity for a team projected by most people as a the favorite in the Sun Belt Conference.