Kendall Stephens Injures Left Ankle In Mountain West Semifinals
Stephens played just 90 seconds in the second half
The Wolf Pack might have an injury concern.
The Nevada Wolf Pack had a rough night in the Mountain West semifinals as the loss to San Diego State in blowout fashion. However, there could be a larger concern for the Wolf Pack as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament and that is an ankle injury to guard Kendall Stephens.
Stephens left the game at the 18:30 minute mark in the second half as he was knocked over early in the second half and turned his left ankle. He did get up on his own power to finish play until there was a timeout.
He then went to the bench and had his left ankle looked at by the trainer and it was then heavily wrapped with tape, so much so that it took Stephens a bit of effort to put his sock back. Stephens was able to walk around and even jog up and down behind the Nevada bench, but he never returned to the game.
The severity is unknown at this time but it does potentially seem to be serious. At one point win a Nevada player came through the bench during a play, Stephens struggled to get out of the way. Then when the trainer took off that shoe and starting adjusting his foot, Stephens audibly yelled as his toes were being pushed back toward his ankle. Also, there was swelling on top of his foot.
His foot was eventually wrapped with ice and Stephens hobbled around with the giant ice pack wrapped around his left foot. His mood also seems to be negative as at times he was burying his face in his jersey. Immediately after the game he went to the locker room and did not go down the line to shake the Aztecs players hands, but with a foot wrapped in ice that makes sense.
Nevada has about a week off before they play in the NCAA Tournament, so there is time to for him to get healthy.