Justin Brownlee fractures thumb

Updated: February 1, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- St. John's starting forward Justin Brownlee suffered a fracture in his left thumb midway through the second half of the Red Storm's 93-78 win over Duke on Sunday. However, he is not expected to miss any time, the school announced on Tuesday.

Brownlee underwent X-rays and was examined by a hand specialist on Monday and was diagnosed with a non-displaced hairline fracture toward the end of his left thumb. He was fitted with a fiberglass splint, and cleared to continue playing.

The 6-foot-8 senior suffered the injury midway through the second half against Duke but remained in the game and finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists. On the season, Brownlee is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 13.6 points per game.

Kieran Darcy covers college sports for ESPNNewYork.com.

Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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