By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Yahoo! Sports, the California Golden Bears have suffered a major injury right before their NCAA March Madness Tournament game against Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors on Friday. Starting guard Tyrone Wallace suffered a fractured bone in his right hand.
He will undergo evaluations on his non-shooting hand to further determine if he’ll be able to give it a go. Right now, his status for the game is up in the air.
He reportedly suffered the injury on Wednesday, according to the story. The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 28 games this season.
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Wallace also broke a bone in his right hand in January and missed a month with the injury.
He is one of the leaders on the team, which features stud freshman Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb. The Bears finished the season with a 23-10 record and are the No. 4 seed in the South Region.
The team is expected to update his condition in the coming hours. Without Wallace, if he can’t give it a go, then Brown and Rabb would be counted on more.
The Rainbow Warriors are not expected to be much of a challenge for the Bears in this game. But Wallace’s injury could affect them as they move on later in the tournament, if they defeat Hawai’i.
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According to DraftExpress.com‘s Jonathan Givony, he’s ranked 17th, among seniors, in the 2016 NBA Draft.
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