Duke's Marvin Bagley injures eye vs. Michigan State, could return Friday
Bagley was poked in the eye by a teammate and had to leave the game vs. the Spartans
Marvin Bagley III, the No. 1-ranked player in this year's freshman class and all-everything Duke freshman, did not return in the second half against Michigan State on Tuesday evening after suffering an eye injury in the first half.
Bagley was hurt while battling for a rebound after his teammate, Javin DeLaurier, caught him square in the right eye. He left the court after writhing in pain to be evaluated in the locker room and returned in the second half on the bench, where the ESPN broadcast reported he would be out for the remainder of the game.
Bagley could be seen mouthing what appeared to be "I can't see" while lying on the court. He had four points and six rebounds before his exit.
After the game, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was optimistic about Bagley's prospects to returning to the floor as soon as Friday against Southern.
"I think he will [play]," Krzyzewski said in the postgame press conference. "His eye was starting to shut. At first, he had a hard time seeing out of the eye (but now) he can see out of it."
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