first_imgThe whole MSU team came out to support Kyle Ahrens and fans of both teams gave him a standing ovation after a gruesome-looking leg injury:— Alex Roux (@arouxBTN) March 17, 2019Ahrens later returned to the Michigan State bench on crutches.Ahrens back on MSU bench.— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 17, 2019Ahrens is averaging a career-high 4.8 points and 2.6 assists in 19.2 minutes per game this season. The injury occurred when Ahrens went up for a loose ball late in the second half against Michigan. He collided with a pair of players and landed awkwardly on his ankle before collapsing to the floor.Ahrens’ teammates and coach Tom Izzo were visibly upset after the play.Tom Izzo can’t hold back his emotions. Crying as Kyle Ahrens left the court.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 17, 2019The entire Michigan State team gathered around Ahrens and he received a standing ovation as he was taken to the locker room. Michigan State redshirt junior forward Kyle Ahrens was stretchered off the court with an apparent serious leg injury during the Big Ten Tournament championship game Sunday.An MSU spokesperson said X-rays on Ahrens’ left foot were negative for a fracture, according to the Detroit Free Press.last_img

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