Gary Ervin, a productive 5-10, 175 pound point guard from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., injured his ankle on Tuesday in a loss to the Winchendon School.
Ervin, who signed this fall with Mississippi State, will miss at least one game, if not more, at this weekend's War on the Shore Tournament in Delaware.
Rivalshoops.com spoke with Notre Dame Head Coach Bill Barton on Wednesday night, and he filled us in on the details of Ervin's injury.
"We are sitting him, he didn't practice with us today," Barton said. "He stayed off his ankle, but now he's putting weight on it, and he says he would like to play by the end of this weekend, but you never know."
Ervin was having a big night offensively on Tuesday night in Notre Dame's loss to Winchendon when he rolled his ankle late in the second half of the contest.
The injury has cast doubt on whether or not Ervin will get to suit up at all this weekend for Notre Dame at the War on the Shore Tournament in Milford, Del. The Crusaders are scheduled to play three games in three days at the event.
"He definitely won't play on Friday, and we are not even going to dress him," Barton said. "That will give us 48 more hours, and on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., it would be great to have a fresh Gary Ervin."
Notre Dame is slated to play against Lutheran Christian Academy of Philadelphia on Saturday morning at 8:30.
Ervin sought medical attention after sustaining his injury on Tuesday night, but x-rays did not show a fracture.
"He was in a lot of pain," Barton said. "The x-rays were negative, and they said it was a high ankle sprain and that he should be on crutches for two days and a walking cast for five."
"But he was off the crutches today, and walking around a little bit," Barton continued. "I don't anticipate that he will play this weekend, and we would like to get him back for the MCI Tournament in early December."
Rivalshoops.com will be on hand at the War on the Shore all weekend long, and we'll let you know if Ervin suits up and play, so stay tuned!
-- Mike Sullivan contributed to this report.