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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Episcopal’s Kethan Savage slowed by injury


Episcopal's Kethan Savage, center, drives to the basket against Landon in Feb. 2011. (John McDonnell - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Sixth-ranked Episcopal faces a difficult week and likely will not have standout guard Kethan Savage at full strength.

The 6-foot-3 George Washington recruit landed on his back after being fouled while attempting to dunk in the fourth quarter of a 66-52 victory over St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes on Friday and was significantly limited and went scoreless in a 56-39 victory over Woodberry Forest on Saturday.

“I hope he plays Tuesday [at Landon] but he was really sore today,” Episcopal Coach Jim Fitzpatrick said Sunday night. “He’s a great player and if he’s not injured, I want to play him. Whether this is an injury or not remains to be seen. It was a really bad fall. But hopefully it was just a really bad bone bruise. Ultimately, the decision rests with Kethan and his family.”

Episcopal plays at seventh-ranked Bullis (14-1) on Friday.

Savage has been one of the region’s top players this season, averaging 19.8 points per game and leading the Maroon to a 9-1 start.

Savage did not play after being injured Friday and played Saturday “from three-point line to three-point line pretty much,” Fitzpatrick said. “He was limited. He attempted three field goals in the game. Woodberry is not as strong a team, so Kethan didn’t have to do a whole lot. Woodberry say back in a zone.

“We played him because the trainers and physical therapists didn’t feel there was anything structurally wrong, they thought it was muscular. He got a bunch of treatment Saturday and got him heated up, so we wanted him to get a little run. It wasn’t like the kid was playing at 100 percent, but at the same time it wasn’t like he was going to reinjure it. And he controlled the game for us.”

Savage missed all three of his shots Saturday, but had 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

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