UAlbany's John Puk has surgery on shin
Puk (44) underwent a surgical procedure on Thursday to deal with swelling in his left shin.
"They split that baby open," Brown said.
They had to get the poison, puss and blood out of the shin and they will take another look, during halftime of Saturday's football game.
"We should see great progress in the nest 48 hours," Brown said. "If we don't see much in the nesxt 48 hours, then we have to look at the next alternative, which I haven't discussed with our doctors or (trainer) Jay (Geiger) yet."
Puk will miss time, Brown is just unsure of how much time it will be.
"I'm not thinking worst-case," Brown said. "I'm thinking best-case right now and I don't know what the best case is right now."
As far as short-term, Brown said he could go back to a lineup he used on the team's Canada trip, in August, and play Logan Aronhalt at a forward positon, when the Danes take on Monmouth and George Mason, Monday and Tuesday, in the continuation of the Preseason NIT Tip-Off.
Brown also said that freshman guard Peter Hooley (foot) is out indefinitely and junior guard Mike Black (ankle) won't practice today or Saturday.