Joe Kasperzyk will miss “the next three or four games at least” after injuring his right wrist against Fairfield Prep Tuesday, according to Hillhouse coach Renard Sutton.
Kasperzyk, who is averaging 18.3 points per game, fell on his right wrist in the second quarter during Tuesday’s win at Fairfield Prep. He did not play in the second half.
“He came out, put ice on it, taped it up and tried to give it a go. He couldn’t and sat out the rest of the game,” Sutton said.
An MRI is forthcoming, Sutton said, to determine the damage. For now, Kasperzyk, a senior, is in a soft cast and will be in street clothes for tonight’s home game against Hamden. He is likely out, as Sutton noted, for next week’s games against Career (Monday) and Wilbur Cross (Thursday).
Sutton was unsure Thursday morning who would start in Kasperzyk’s place, either Davon Warner or Jalil Wilkerson. Kasperzyk missed an extended period last season due to injury and Hillhouse was able to win its games.
“We’ll have a walk-through before tonight’s game and determine who will start,” Sutton said. “Wilkerson got minutes last year (when Kasperzyk was injured). You never want to see anyone injured, but as coaches, we need to make the adjustments and the players need to raise their level.”
Hillhouse, the state’s No. 1 team at 10-0, is coming off a stretch missing guard Christian Adams, who, outside of a few minutes, missed four games due to an injured ankle. He returned against Prep.