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Highlanders' Skeete to Miss 2 to 8 Weeks With Broken Hand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Sydney, NS, Canada | December 30, 2016

The Cape Breton Highlanders professional basketball team regrets to inform its fans that Jarryn Skeete has been placed on the injured reserve list with a broken hand. Skeete will be unable to play for 2 to 8 weeks.

“This is certainly an unfortunate blow for our club so early into the season,” said Head Coach, Dean Murray.

Jarryn Skeete is a 6’3” rookie guard from Brampton Ontario.

Skeete broke his hand reaching for a rebound during the December 28 game where the Highlanders took on the Moncton Miracles at the Moncton Coliseum. The Highlanders started the game well and held the lead for most of the game. The Miracles came back at the end of the fourth quarter to snag the win 110-108.

The Highlanders are back on the home court Sunday night against the Island Storm. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. at Centre 200.

The Cape Breton Highlanders Franchise is one of 10 professional basketball teams in the National Basketball League of Canada. The Highlanders’ ownership group is comprised of successful business and community leaders in Cape Breton and led by President and General Manager Tyrone Levingston.