Michigan junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. appears to be ok after suffering a scary head injury in the Wolverines' Friday afternoon win over Kansas State. Hardaway should be able to play in Michigan's game against NC State on Tuesday night.
Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. appears to be ok after suffering a scary head injury late in the Wolverines 71-57 victory Friday over Kansas State.
The play happened with just a few minutes to go, when the knee of a Kansas State player hit the back of Hardaway’s head. He was taken to the locker room, but returned to Michigan’s bench to watch the final few seconds of the game.
And according to ESPN.com college basketball writer Andy Katz, Hardaway will be fine, and ready to play when Michigan hosts No. 16 North Carolina State on Tuesday.
Via his Twitter account Katz said:
"Michigan official says Tim Hardaway Jr. passed all concussion tests, just a bump on the head. Should be fine (NC State next week)."
This is obviously great news for Michigan fans, as Hardaway has been one of their best players this season. Currently he ranks second on the team in scoring averaging 18 points per game and also is the Wolverines leader in rebounding with seven a contest as well.
Hardaway was named the MVP of this weekend’s NIT Tip-Off Classic, and scored 23 points on Friday prior to his injury.