Former IU star Juwan Morgan suffers frightening knee injury

UPDATE:

Tony Jones of the Athletic reported that Morgan has avoided structural damage to his knee:

The original story follows.


Former IU basketball star Juwan Morgan injured his right knee after hauling in an offensive rebound in an NBA game in Orlando on Friday afternoon.

The injury occurred with 2:32 left, and the Utah Jazz forward was taken to the locker room.

ESPN writer Tim Bontemps reported that the injury looked serious.

“Jazz forward Juwan Morgan just went down with a scary looking knee injury,” Bontemps reported on his Twitter page.  “Stayed down for awhile and had to be helped off the court. Couldn’t put any weight on it. He’s now in a wheelchair heading to the locker room.”

For his rookie season Morgan had appeared in 19 games and he was averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per contest prior to Friday.

The injury came as Morgan was enjoying his most extensive action in a game this season for the Jazz.

The 6-foot-7 Morgan had played 25 minutes in Friday’s game against San Antonio, scoring 4 points and grabbing 5 rebounds before suffering the injury.

Morgan signed a contract with the Jazz in November.


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