Dunn's injury a big concern

Providence College point guard Kris Dunn of New London will have an MRI on his injured right shoulder on Monday.

Dunn, a sophomore, suffered the injury Saturday while chasing after a loose ball midway through the first half of Providence’s exhibition game against Rhode Island College.

His shoulder is sore today but he can move it, according to John Seldon, Dunn’s father.

“It was a freak accident,” Seldon said. “He was going after the ball and the kid rolled on his shoulder. They want to see if it is a tear or just swelling.”

There is cause for concern because it is the same shoulder that Dunn had surgery on to repair a torn labrum in July of 2012, forcing him to miss the first nine games last season. He returned to average 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 25 games, including 18 starts.

The Friars expect big things out of Dunn, a McDonald’s All-American out of New London High School, this season. Now his season may be in jeopardy.

“We’re just really nervous because it’s the same shoulder that he tore,” PC coach Ed Cooley told the Providence Journal after the game Saturday. “He’s very, very sore. I’m worried about it.”

Seldon also is worried.

“It’s a big concern because if it is torn, it could be the season for him...,” Seldon said. “We’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to see what happens.”

Reader Comments

MORE BLOGS

Adams, Enoch send letters

Rest easy, UConn basketball fans.Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch, two future Huskies, have sent their signed letters of intent to UConn.

Post-game breakdown: Bryant University

Here’s your post-game breakdown of UConn’s 66-53 season-opening victory over Bryant University:

Pre-game preview: Bryant University

College basketball season is finally here.

Purvis suspended for season opener

Redshirt sophomore Rodney Purvis has been suspended for UConn's season opener against Bryant University on Friday.

Ollie talks about his concerns and team's progress

UConn coach Kevin Ollie talked about the state of the Huskies during a Puerto Rico Tip-Off conference call on Wednesday morning.

Notes, quotes and observations from exhibition opener

Some notes, quotes and observations from UConn’s exhibition opener:

Pre-UConn exhibition news, starting lineup

UConn's starting lineup for tonight's men's basketball exhibition opener is out.

Boatright, Brimah, Hamilton earn AAC preseason honors

 UConn’s status as defending national champion apparently carries some weight.

Calhoun suffers knee injury

UConn junior Omar Calhoun suffered an injury to his right knee during practice on Sunday.

A Champions Center dedication and celebration

Before First Night festivities started today, UConn dedicated its $39 million basketball facility located next to Gampel Pavilion.

Calhoun talks about his documentary, ESPN contract, etc.

Jim Calhoun may be retired from coaching.But he'll never entirely leave the spotlight.

Enoch commits to UConn

UConn received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-10 power forward Steven Enoch of Norwalk on Saturday night.

Calhoun to join ESPN as analyst

Jim Calhoun has never been at a loss for words.That's a good thing when you're a television anaylst.