Dayton will be down one player Saturday against VCU

Dayton huddles before a game against George Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton huddles before a game against George Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C. David Jablonski/Staff

Flyers will have seven scholarship players for key A-10 game

Dayton Flyers junior guard Trey Landers will not play Saturday against Virginia Commonwealth after suffering a left shoulder injury in practice this week, UD announced Friday.

According to a press release, Landers “is wearing a brace to support the joint and receiving treatment for the injury. He will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. His return date to basketball is yet to be determined.”

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This is Dayton's first injury since November when junior guard Jhery Matos suffered a season-ending foot injury. The Flyers will have seven scholarship players available against VCU.

The Wayne grad Landers averages 9.2 points and 7.1 rebounds in 30 minutes per game. He started the first 22 games of the season before Obi Toppin took his place in the starting lineup in the last two games.

Dayton (16-8, 8-3) trails VCU (18-6, 9-2) and Davidson (18-6, 9-2) by a game in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings with seven games to play. The Flyers play the Rams at 4 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena.

Dayton’s Trey Landers drives to the basket against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton’s Trey Landers drives to the basket against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff