When Seton Hall’s star guard Myles Powell is in a groove, the Pirates are one of the most dangerous teams in the country. But without him in the second half on Saturday, Seton Hall suffered a blowout loss to Rutgers.
Powell missed the entirety of the second half due to a head injury. According to post-game remarks from Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard, Powell suffered a serious concussion during the game. The tough hit to the head even caused the Pirates’ guard to question where he was in the midst of play.
Adam Zagoria of the New York Times offers the latest update on Powell.
Willard said Powell banged into 6-10 Tyrese Samuel and wasn't sure where he was and asked, "Coach, why are we practicing at Rutgers?" https://t.co/Wxhv9jsiHZ
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 14, 2019
Here’s Willard’s full remarks on the situation accompanied with an explanation of the incident.
“We sat down in the timeout and his eyes kind of rolled into the back of his head,” Willard said, via Chris McManus of SHUhoops.com. “It just hit him with a wave. … Luckily he’s starting to come through just a little bit right now so we’ll just watch him overnight and put him in concussion protocol.”
Certainly a scary situation. It was a smart move for Seton Hall to keep Myles Powell out of the second half, ensuring he receives proper medical treatment.
Willard and the Pirates will be in no rush to get Powell back as player safety remains a top priority in collegiate athletics.
Rutgers basketball scored a signature win over its in-state rival with Powell out, topping Seton Hall 68-48 at the RAC.