In an unfortunate turn of events, a teammate rolled up on him in the paint as he attempted to grab a rebound. The result was not pretty, and McLemore was heard screaming in pain in the immediate aftermath.
McLemore was taken to a nearby hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, for further evaluation. In a tweet Saturday evening, he announced that he dislocated his ankle, fractured his tibia, and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months.
Thank you Auburn Family for all the love and support! Doctors said I dislocated my ankle, fractured my tibia, and will need surgery for some torn ligaments. Not to worry, I’ll be back in 4-6 months. War Eagle everybody 🦅— Anfernee McLemore (@akmclemore) February 17, 2018
McLemore is averaging 7.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds this season for the tenth-ranked Tigers.