Duquesne freshman forward Austin Rotroff suffered a knee injury and did not return to Duquesne’s 77-73 win over Saint Louis on Thursday.
Rotroff limped off the court with just over 14 minutes to play in the first half after playing in just one minute of the game.
Here’s the play where Rotroff went down awkwardly, favoring his left leg:
Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot confirmed after the game that Rotroff had injured his knee on the play.
“I don’t think it’s good,” Dambrot said. “Again, I’m not a doctor, but he’s a great kid, a tough kid, so if he didn’t come back to play, then it probably isn’t very good. … I’m sick over that. He’s probably one of the nicest kids we have in the program. It’s got to be next man up there.”
Against the Billikens, the next man up was fellow freshmen Gavin Bizeau had a season-high seven points in eight minutes while filling in for Rotroff.
“I’m glad for him, because his attitude has been great.” Dambrot said. “He hasn’t been happy. Nobody should be happy when they’re not playing. But his attitude has been great and he hasn’t let his head get in the way, when he has an opportunity to play, to play well.”
Sophomore Marcus Weathers, who finished with a team-high 19 points, also slid over from power forward to play some center in a small-ball lineup. Freshman Amari Kelly also played 12 minutes inside.