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Seton Hall loses All-American Powell for ‘prolonged absence’

Wagner v Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - NOVEMBER 05: Myles Powell #13 of the Seton Hall Pirates in action against the Wagner Seahawks during a college basketball game at Walsh Gym on November 5, 2019 in South Orange, New Jersey. Seton Hall defeated Wagner 105-71. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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Seton Hall survived against Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon in Newark, but it came at a price.

Myles Powell, the Pirates’ senior All-American guard, went down with a left ankle injury five minutes into the game and did not return.

After the game, Kevin Willard did not sound optimistic when discussing his star player, saying that the team is going to be cautious with him.

“It’s not a one-to-two game thing,” Willard told reporters, adding that this could be a “prolonged absence” and that there is “more than likely no chance for Thursday.”

That date is relevant because 12th-ranked Pirates play host to No. 1 Michigan State on Thursday.

That’s unfortunate.