By Matt Sugam
Eli Carter went came up hobbled early in the second half in Rutgers’ loss to DePaul after he came down awkwardly on his right leg. ESPNU would only show one replay – which can be seen here – as his leg bent in a way it clearly shouldn’t.
Carter was helped off the court, putting no weight on his right leg. He was later taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
“It doesn’t look great right now,” head coach Mike Rice said on his post-game interview on Rutgers radio network. “It’s a lower leg injury. We’re going to bring him back to New Jersey – to Rutgers – and have someone evaluate and do more specific [tests] to find the extent of the injury, but right now it doesn’t look good.”
Carter is Rutgers’ leading scorer with 15.4 points per game.
“We’re going to have to rally around and become stronger as a team,” Rice told reporters after the game. “People don’t even understand what he does defensively for us. Night in and night out, he’s on the best perimeter offensive player. We have a lot of big shoes to fille and we’ll get it re-evaluated and it doesn’t look good right now.”