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Georgia Tech Star PG Josh Okogie Out After Dislocated Finger

Georgia Tech's cheerleaders holding up the team's mascot.

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 10: Buzz, the mascot for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and cheerleaders perform during the first half of the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first round of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 10, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech will be without one of its best players to start the college basketball season.

Josh Okogie, a sophomore point guard for the Yellow Jackets and the team's leading scorer last season, dislocated his left index finger in an exhibition against Georgia State.

He won't need surgery on the finger, but he will be out for between 10 days and two weeks to open the year for Josh Pastner's team.

He was a second team All-ACC preseason selection ahead of this year.

Pastner is optimistic bout his star guard's recovery. From ZagsBlog:

“He’s doing OK, I don’t really have a timetable,” Pastner said. “The good news, there’s no need for surgery or anything like that. It’s just going to be dependent on his healing process. “It’s going to be a minimum 10 days to two weeks. The good news is there’s no surgery needed and he should be back on the court sooner rather than later.”

A few days after the injury, which occurred on October 28, Okogie was getting up jumpers, cast and all.

He averaged 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets last season.

Tech opens up against UCLA in China on November 10, and hosts a number of teams, including Northwestern, in the Ramblin' Wreck showcase over the next few weeks.

[ZagsBlog]