During the Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball exhibition game against Doane, Keisei Tominaga left early due to injury, now, the wait on severity begins.
The unofficial start to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball season couldn’t have started off much worse. No, Fred Hoiberg’s squad didn’t somehow lose an exhibition game to the Doane Tigers. It was actually much worse than that.
During the first half of a game that the Nebraska Basketball team eventually won 84-53, star guard Keisei Tominaga limped off the court with an apparent ankle injury. Tominaga didn’t return to the game, though there was some hope towards the end of Sunday night’s affair.
After being helped to the locker room after the injury, the Nebraksa Basketball star came back to the bench later in the second half sans walking boot or crutches. He obviously didn’t return to the game, but there is hope that he won’t have to miss all that much time.
On the other hand, the injury is still one that has the Nebraska Cornhuskers brass plenty worried. After the game, head coach Fred Hoiberg said that there was quite a bit of swelling and that the team would know more on Monday morning.
The day is here, and one has to wonder just when Hoiberg will let those who are waiting with baited breath just how long Tominaga will be out.
Nebraska Cornhuskers waiting on star
It’s not an understatement to say that Tominaga is the most important piece of the team if Nebraska Basketball wants to make a run to the postseason beyond the Big Ten Tournament.
There is some potential good news from sources that don’t have a first hand account but do have some medical expertise.
Mike Wellsandt an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy Education weighed in when one Nebraska Cornhuskers fan claimed they thought Tominaga had a high ankle sprain.
“Not a high ankle sprain,” he wrote on Twitter/X. “Typical lateral ankle sprain. Depending on prior history that looks like a good one. Hopefully not out too long.”
The Nebraska Basketball star does not have a history of ankle sprains, so here’s hoping he bounces back quickly. The team can do without him for a while, but it’s also about making sure he’s 100 percent once the Big Ten season rolls around.