WWU's Schreiber out six to eight weeks


Redshirt freshman forward Joey Schreiber, a starter on the Western Washington University men's basketball team, will be out six to eight weeks with facial fractures sustained in last Saturday's 82-69 win over Simon Fraser University.

Schreiber was injured just 23 seconds into the second half, catching an inadvertent elbow from a SFU player while going for a rebound. He sustained fractures to the eye socket and sinus area on the right side of his face.

"This is certainly an unfortunate blow for Joey who was having an outstanding freshman season," WWU coach Tony Dominguez said in a news release. "We're definitely going to miss him on the floor, but the most important thing for him right now is to take the time to heal completely."

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Schreiber has played in all 13 games for the Vikings this season, making 11 starts. He was averaging 12.0 points per game, and shooting 50.5 percent (55 of 109) from the field, including 40.4 percent (19 of 47) from 3-point range.

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