Murray State's Aska has broken bone in hand


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Murray State senior forward Ivan Aska is doubtful for Wednesday's game with Eastern Kentucky after fracturing the fourth-metacarpal on his right hand.  Aska hurt his hand Friday night at Eastern Illinois.  The initial thought was he only sprained a knuckle, but x-rays showed he broke a bone.

Murray State coach Steve Prohm says he doesn't know how long Aska will be out.  They will evaluate his health before every game to see if he can go.  Trainers are hoping the swelling will be gone in the next day or two so they can begin trying to help the bones heal faster.  Aska can still make a fist with his right hand, but is in pain when he does it.  His pain tolerance will be one of the factors that goes into how quickly he returns.

With Aska out for the time being, it appears Latreze Mushatt will be taking his place in the starting lineup.  Prohm is hoping Mushatt and junior Brandon Garrett will be able to provide some valuable minutes to help Ed Daniel in the post.

If Aska misses Wednesday's game, it will be the first time in his career -- 113 games -- he will have missed a game.

The #19 Racers will host Eastern Kentucky Wednesday night as they try to get to 15-0 on the year.

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