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April 15, 2011

Indiana State's Lathan suffers broken arm

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said that no one has worked harder to get ready for the 2012 season than swingman Dwayne Lathan.

Unfortunately for the senior-to-be, he will be on the shelf for the next three months.

Lathan broke the humerus bone in his left arm during an open gym session Thursday night at the ISU Arena.

“He’s been working so hard, he’s been lifting so hard. He’s been putting in time for ball-handling and shooting,” ISU coach Greg Lansing said.

“He really wants to step up with his shooting and with his leadership. I just hate this.”

According to Lansing, who was not there per NCAA rules, but who had the incident explained to him, Lathan suffered the injury when he attacked the basket, was bumped, lost balance and landed awkwardly on the hardwood. Lathan’s left arm was caught behind his body and hit the floor upon impact, breaking the humerus bone.

The humerus attaches the shoulder to the elbow.

Lathan was taken by ambulance to Union Hospital where the fracture was reset.

The early estimate is that Lathan will miss three months, though that prognosis could change.

“There was an ambulance, a stretcher, it scares you a little bit,” Lansing said. “He was devastated and in pain. The only thing he asked was, ‘how long am I out?’ He’s going to attack his rehab and get ready for the season, but you feel bad for him.”

Lathan was not available for comment on Thursday.

Though the estimated recovery time won’t affect Lathan’s senior season, ISU will be short of players for the informal off-season open gym sessions and weight training. Forward Koang Doluony is scheduled to have surgery on his right shoulder next Thursday. He will also be out for three months.

Lathan was ISU’s leading scorer in 2011. He averaged 10.9 points. He also averaged 4.6 rebounds, third-best on the team.

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