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#pounditSaturday, February 4, 2023

Nigel Williams-Goss determined to play despite ankle injury

Nigel Williams Goss ankle

Nigel Williams-Goss twisted his ankle during Gonzaga’s Final Four victory over South Carolina on Saturday, but he is not about to let that keep him out of action.

Williams-Goss played 36 of a possible 40 minutes, leading his team with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He rolled his ankle as he drove for this layup, but he did not let it knock him out of action.

After the game, Williams-Goss told CBS’ Tracy Wolfson that he was determined not to let the ankle keep him out of the game.

“I had to go back and adjust some things, tighten my shoes. But there was no way I was going to come out of the game. Last two games of the season — now we’re 40 minutes away from the national championship,” Williams-Goss said.

Based on that attitude, there’s no way Williams-Goss is going to miss any action in Monday’s title game. The only question is whether his ankle will limit him in any way.

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