Feb. 5, 2014
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior guard Dylon Cormier had surgery today on his left hand to repair two fractures sustained in the Greyhounds game against the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, February 1.
Cormier, who currently leads the Patriot League in scoring, will be out indefinitely and likely will miss the remainder of the season. The injury was sustained midway through the second half of Saturday's game during a loose-ball situation.
"Dylon has been the soul of this year's team, and we are certainly thinking about him and wishing the best for his recovery," said G.G. Smith, Loyola's head coach. "I know that Dylon will attack rehab like he does anything, with a great deal of passion and intensity, as he prepares to embark on his professional career after graduating from Loyola.
"While we know that we will miss Dylon on the court, we are looking forward to the remainder of the season with some revamped roles for players, and we know that we have a great supporter in Dylon on our bench."
Through the Greyhounds' first 21 games this season, Cormier has led the conference in scoring at 21.2 points per game, and he scored 11 or more points in each game he played. The Baltimore native has tallied 20 or more points 14 times this year, and he has three performances of more than 30 points.
Cormier is also second in the Patriot League in steals per game (2.2), sixth in rebounds (5.8) and first in offensive boards (3.0).
In 115 career games, Cormier has scored 1,659 points, good for seventh-place all-time at Loyola and 46 points out of third place. He is second all-time in free throws made (459) and attempted (662) and steals (185); his 552 career field goals made rank 10th at Loyola.
Loyola continues Patriot League action tonight at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts American University in Reitz Arena.