Shead injures ankle, doesn’t return as Houston falls

  • Adam Teicher, ESPN

    • Personnel WriterMar 29, 2024, 11:15 PM ET Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
    • Joined ESPN in 2013

DALLAS– Star Houston Cougars guard Jamal Shead suffered what the team called a severely sprained right ankle in the very first half of the team’s Sugary food 16 game against Duke on Friday night and did not return.The Cougars

said coming out of halftime that X-rays were negative and that Shead, with his ankle retaped, would attempt to return to play.But he never ever made it, instead watching the 2nd half from the bench as top-seeded Houston lost 54-51. Editor’s Picks

Shead was driving when he planted his foot and it turned, though he continued the play and missed an objected to layup. He remained in apparent pain when he went down on the floor under the basket, reached at his foot and after that pulled his jersey up over his face. After being tended to by an athletic fitness instructor, Shead got up and walked slowly off the court. He played 13 minutes and scored 2 points before the injury.Shead was the Big 12

player of the year and a first-team All-American. He balanced 13.2 points in Houston’s very first 36 games this season, behind only guard L.J. Cryer at 15.5 per game.Information from The Associated Press was utilized in this report.

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