Arizona basketball: Elbow will be fine, freshman Grant Jerrett saysby Anthony Gimino on Mar. 23, 2013, under Arizona basketball
SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona freshman post player Grant Jerrett says he’ll back at practice Monday after playing only 47 seconds in the Wildcats’ 74-51 win over Harvard in the NCAA Tournament’s third round Saturday.
Jerrett took a hard fall after he was undercut while going up for a layup, crashing on his right elbow. Trainer Justin Kokoskie rushed onto the court to attend to Jerrett, taking him back to the locker room for further examination with 14:37 to go in the first half.
“My arm just started to spasm out,” Jerrett said.
Jerrett returned to the sideline in the first half with ice on the elbow, and the injury won’t require X-rays he said. He did not warm-up before the second half and had his elbow wrapped as he sat on the bench. Jerrett said he could have played if it has been a necessity.
“Didn’t feel like I needed to rush it,” he said.
He did not hit his head on the court, however.
“That’s what everyone thought,” he said.
Jerrett had ice on the elbow again after the game because of swelling, which he said was going down.
“Be back on Monday,” he said.
Jerrett is averaging 5.3 points and 3.6 minutes in 18.2 minutes per game. He has been one of Arizona’s top 3-point threats, especially lately, hitting 40.3 percent (31 of 77) on the season. He entered the NCAA Tournament having made 15 of 29 3-pointers (51.7 percent) in the past 10 games.