Auburn star Chuma Okeke suffers left leg injury against UNC
Auburn star Chuma Okeke suffered what appeared to be a serious left leg injury during the Tigers’ Sweet 16 game against North Carolina on Friday night.
Okeke was driving with the ball towards the baseline and the Tigers leading 76-62 with 8:08 to go in the game. His left leg gave out as he was driving to the basket, and he collapsed to the ground. His teammates immediately came over concerned and trainers came over as well.
Auburn surrounds Okeke as he’s evaluated on the court pic.twitter.com/gsTBtbNEme
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Though the injury initially looked bad, Okeke was helped up and able to walk off the court on his own.
The sophomore was having a huge game and led his team with 20 points on 8/11 shooting and 11 rebounds prior to his injury.