Saturday, January 5, 2013

BYU Basketball Sustains Another Hit

Brigham Young University men's basketball team just can't seem to catch a break.
After losing two players in the preseason to foot injuries, they can add another player to the injured list: Brandon Davies.
Last Saturday afternoon the forward sustained a mild ankle sprain in the second half of BYU's 97-71 win over Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Virginia Tech at EnergySolutions Arena. Davies was evaluated by the team's medical and training staff and did not return to the game.
"He sprained his ankle. It's kind of a high ankle sprain on the outside. We'll evaluate it again Sunday and see what we can do with him next week. Right now, we probably won't know much until Monday," said coach Dave Rose.
"I didn't feel it pop or anything. It was just one of those freaky type situations. I tried to run it off at first, but I couldn't," Davies said.
He practiced in full on Wednesday with no immediate ill effects and seemed ready for the West Coast Conference Opener against Loyola Marymount on Thursday. While icing his ankle after practice on Wednesday, Davies said, "It's making progress. It feels 100 times better than it did. We're getting the swelling out of it, so it's a day-by-day thing. But it's feeling better. Hardly any pain. Just keep progressing, and we're going to be good."
Rose was an anxious observer on Wednesday and was pleased at what he saw. The team didn't take it easy on their front court leader, and Davies didn't hold back.
"I've always believed that if you try to change the way you play something bad is going to happen. You just play... if you can just go, and if you can't we'll get someone in there for you," Rose said.
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