X-rays on Andre Hollins' left ankle negative, Richard Pitino confirms
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The Gophers may have dodged trouble with Andre Hollins' left ankle injury.
X-rays taken Thursday on Hollins' ankle were negative, head coach Richard Pitino said in a radio interview on 1500 ESPN.
The junior guard was hurt 12 seconds into Wednesday's win over the Badgers, when he appeared to roll his ankle on a defender's foot after making a shot.
The guard was unable to put weight on his ankle and needed to be helped off the court. He did not return to the game. The negative X-rays are a good sign, because it appeared that the injury could be more serious.
Hollins is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Pitino said. "Hopefully we can get him back sooner than later," Pitino said on the Judd Zulgad show. "Luckily it's not a break, which is huge."
Hollins was in a boot and using crutches in the locker room after the game, though he did return to the bench in uniform to watch the end of the game and shake hands with fans after the in. He has missed only one game in his collegiate career, sitting out a game against St. Peter's with a sprained ankle during his freshman year.
Thanks for all of the prayers and well wishes! I'll be back out on the court in no time! Just a lil ankle sprain y'all 😜— Andre Hollins (@AndreHollins) January 23, 2014