Seton Hall back-up point guard Jordan Walker will be shut down for the rest of the season due to a planned surgery on his injured hand.
Injury update: Jordan Walker's season is over; he'll have surgery on the hand. Desi went through 80 percent of the practice and by all accounts is ready to play a major role Thursday.
— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) March 12, 2018
In the lead up to the Villanova game two weeks ago, Walker (1.8 ppg, 7.2 mpg) reinjured the thumb that kept him out of ten games in November and December, setting back his freshman development.
Walker had mixed results on the offensive end, but was most impressive when bringing defensive energy off the bench this year.
Kevin Willard said two weeks ago that Walker was only going to be out until the Big East tournament, but it seems that the utility of Eron Gordon and preferred walk-on Phil Flory off the bench is enough insurance heading into the NCAA tournament.
Walker saw time in more than 30-percent of Seton Hall’s games, deeming him ineligible for a medical redshirt.
In other injury news, Desi Rodriguez will be shy of 100-percent for Thursday after playing 16 minutes against Butler, while Ish Sanogo is full strength.