New Mission head coach Cory McCarthy confirmed that his promising freshman point guard, Greg Bridges, will be out at least two weeks to a month with a high right ankle sprain.
Through the first seven games of his high school career, the 5-foot-6 Bridges was averaging 14.6 points and six assists for the 5-2 Titans, who began the preseason as the No. 3 team in ESPN Boston's statewide MIAA poll and have remained in the Top 5 all season.
Bridges injured the ankle four days ago in practice, McCarthy said, and is still having trouble putting weight on it. The injury couldn't come at a worse time, as a matchup with the Titans' Boston City North archrival Brighton is on tap Wednesday. Mission swept the Bengals in all three games last season, including the Division 2 North final at the Tsongas Center; but Hugh Coleman's troops are off to a hot start, sitting at 6-1 and No. 15 in ESPN Boston's poll.