Vermont scoring leader TJ Long helped off court after right leg injury late in NCAA loss to Duke

Fri, Mar 22, 2024
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Vermont scoring leader TJ Long helped off court after right leg injury late in NCAA loss to Duke

NEW YORK (AP) - Vermont guard TJ Long injured his right leg late in the Catamounts' first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Duke and had to be helped off the court.

Long, the team's leading scorer, grabbed a long pass and was in the clear to go up for an easy layup, but when he landed on his right leg, he lost control of the ball and went down to the floor in obvious pain with 1:18 left in the game and Duke in control.

He laid face-down for several minutes as athletic trainers attended to him, eventually rolling onto his back. He was helped off and immediately went to the locker room, putting no weight on his leg.

Long is a junior from Rockville Centre, New York, not too far from where Vermont was playing Duke at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Blue Devils won 64-47.

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