Huggins: Isaiah Cottrell Injury “doesn’t look good”

Morgantown, West Virginia – Freshman forward Isaiah Cottrell, who Bob Huggins said he wanted to see get more minutes in today’s game, injured his ankle in the first half of the Northeastern game when he came down awkwardly chasing a loose ball.

Cottrell was unable to put pressure on the ankle when he came off the floor, and was taken back to the to the locker room to be examined and to have X-rays taken.

In his postgame, Bob Huggins said the following in regards to Cottrell’s injury: “We’ll know more tomorrow when we get the MRI, but it doesn’t look good.  Jalen Bridges is going to have to play more at the 4 position.”

When asked if it could be a season-ending injury, Huggins said, “It’s possible.  We’ll know more tomorrow but it doesn’t look good.”

Cottrell, who currently averages 1.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game though his first nine games, has an incredibly bright future for the Mountaineers so let’s hope he’s back on the court very soon!

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