Illinois sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu suffered a gruesome-looking leg injury on the final possession of Tuesday's 70-69 loss to Michigan State. But according to Illinois' release on Wednesday, an MRI revealed "no structural damage."
"What happened with Ayo last night is as difficult a situation as you'll see a young man go through, and a feeling where the outcome of the game goes from primary to secondary in a split second," head coach Brad Underwood said a statement. "We received positive news today from the MRI scan. Our medical staff will work with him around the clock on treatment and recovery. Ayo and his family have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from Illini Nation and college basketball fans everywhere."
Dosunmu, the team's leading scorer this season, was in the midst of collecting his dribble before a possible game-winning shot attempt when he slipped just to the right of the painted area.
He immediately grabbed his knee and had to be helped off the floor by members of the Illinois training staff.