Morgan State Bears freshman guard Isaiah Burke thinks he will be fully playing in two weeks, as a hamstring injury he suffered against California State Northridge in December has kept him on the sidelines.
“Right now, I’m about 70 percent,” said Burke. “I’ve been icing, stretching, heating, and biking. With this injury it’s no telling when I’ll be back, it’s based on how I feel when it comes down to it.”
The Bears star-studded freshman brought scoring and an extra level of intensity when he was on the court for the Bears the first 12 games of the season. With Burke, the Bears are 5-7, without Burke the Bears are 3-8.
Bears junior forward David Syfax said the Bears really miss Burke’s presence on the court.
“We really miss him,” Syfax said. “I haven’t seen any freshman come into college and make an impact the way Burke and Sherwyn [Devonish] do.”
Sophomore guard Kyson Rawls said it’s really fun running with Burke and all the guards at one time on the court.
“Everybody can bring the ball up, everybody can get to the basket, and just playing scrappy when it’s all guards in the game. It’s really fun,” Rawls said.
The Bears saw its losing streak extend to four games after falling to Savannah State on Monday.
There is no set date for Burke’s return to the court. However, there’s a possibility he could play on Feb. 23 against Norfolk State.