The Hampshire boys basketball team will be without junior starting point guard Justin Bieber for an undetermined amount of time. People close to the program said he's out with a foot injury, though it's not considered to be serious. Bieber was on the bench and in street clothes during Hampshire's 59-49 win over Genoa-Kingston on Thursday night.
"He's been to the doctor," said Hampshire coach Bob Barnett. "The doctor has OK'd him to start walking on it. He's been to the doctor everyday. We're keeping an eye on it and keeping up with it. Hopefully he gets a clean bill of health here shortly."
Hampshire was also hoping senior guard Evan Brenner would be ready for its game against G-K on Thursday night. Brenner has missed every game so far due to a torn meniscus suffered during the football season, but has practiced with the team for the past week before injuring an ankle during a junior-varsity game.
Hampshire's next game is Tuesday against Winnebago at the Marengo Tournament.
"One with a foot injury and one with an ankle injury," Barnett said. "Hopefully we can get Justin and Evan back. I doubt they'll be ready for Winnebago on Tuesday but hopefully sometime at the (Marengo) Christmas tournament."