Montana State guard Danny Sprinkle is out for the season due to injuries suffered in MSU’s 97-85 victory over Weber State, coach Mick Durham announced Saturday.
Sprinkle separated his right shoulder and broke a bone in his left wrist when he fell awkwardly after being fouled Friday night.
He will be in a sling and a cast until his injuries heal, said team physician Frank Humberger.
Sprinkle had his legs knocked out from under him during a breakaway layup with 1:55 to play. He landed on his back and shoulder before hitting his head on the floor.
He was briefly knocked unconscious, and was immobilized as a precautionary measure. A CT scan showed no fractures or major damage to the skull. He was kept overnight at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for observation.
“We’re obviously happy that the extent of Danny’s injuries aren’t any worse than they are,” said MSU coach Mick Durham. “The most important thing is that there was no permanent damage. He certainly had his sense of humor by the time we got to the hospital, and we’re looking forward to Danny getting back on his feet.”
Sprinkle, a sophomore from Helena, had started 44 consecutive games for the Bobcats and averaged 14 points per game this season.
He was last year’s Big Sky Conference tournament MVP, after scoring 30 points over Weber State in the championship game.
“Danny is a huge part of this program,” Durham said. “We’ll have to get increased production from different areas. I think it’s a mistake to underestimate the heart and resolve of this group of players.”
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