Illinois received some positive news on Wednesday in regards to Ayo Dosunmu’s ugly leg injury that he sustained at the end of Tuesday night’s game against Michigan State.
Jeremy Werner of Illini Inquirer reported that Dosunmu suffered “no structural damage” to his left leg, which was the one that was injured at the end of the game. There is still no timetable for his return, but Werner labeled the news as a “best-case scenario” for the Illini.
“What happened with Ayo last night is as difficult a situation as you’ll see a young man go through, and a feeling where the outcome of the game goes from primary to secondary in a split second,” head coach Brad Underwood said in a statement. “We received positive news today from the MRI scan. Our medical staff will work with him around the clock on treatment and recovery. Ayo and his family have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from Illini Nation and college basketball fans everywhere.”
Trailing 70-69 with :06 left in the game, Dosunmu raced down the floor in an attempt to set up a game-winning bucket for the Illini. But Dosunmu’s knee appeared to buckle and he fell to the floor, losing control of the basketball as Michigan State held on for the win.
Dosunmu then needed assistance off the court.
It’s a positive update on Dosunmu, and hopefully the sophomore will be able to return to the floor. Illinois is 16-8 on the season and 8-5 in B1G play.