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Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

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As the Central Catholic boys’ basketball team practiced, star guard Tyler Nelson stood at center court in street clothes, barking out bits of advice to his teammates while scratching at a red cast on his left arm.

The senior captain, bound for Fairfield University on a basketball scholarship, broke his wrist on Nov. 19 in North Andover’s Fall Ball championship game against St. John’s Prep while diving for a loose ball.

He’s been itching to get back on the court ever since.

On Monday, the cast will be removed and Nelson will have his wrist reexamined. He hopes to return to the lineup later this month. Now a heavy load will be put on senior big man Nick Cambio, who averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game last winter.

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