Update 2: Saturday afternoon, Calipari made it clear that Cauley-Stein is doubtful for Sunday’s Elite Eight contest against Michigan. He also reiterated that it is an ankle injury, not an achilles injury.
John Calipari on Willie Cauley-Stein. “He’s still in a boot. Hes doubtful for the game.”
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 29, 2014
Cal says Cauley-Stein’s injury is not an Achilles injury. Says it’s an ankle.
— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) March 29, 2014
Update: Coach John Calipari was a bit vague in his post-game press conference when asked about Cauley-Stein’s injury, but he did mention that it is “not a good ankle injury”.
“It’s not a good ankle injury…let me just put it that way” — Calipari on Willie’s injury
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 29, 2014
Earlier: Kentucky sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein, who many project as a first round pick should he leave the Wildcats after the season for this year’s NBA Draft, has injured his left ankle during tonight’s game against Louisville in their Sweet 16 matchup. Cauley-Stein told trainers that he heard a “pop” in his ankle early in the first half.
There were rumors swirling that Cauley-Stein had potentially torn his Achilles tendon, but thankfully that does not appear to be the case.
Official word on Willie Cauley-Stein is that he will miss the remainder of the game with a left ankle injury.
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) March 29, 2014
We’ll keep you updated. Kentucky trails Louisville at the half, 34-31.