Rutgers’ Eli Carter talks about his season-ending injury and what’s next

By Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY – After going down against DePaul with a fractured fibula that ended his season, Eli Carter sat on the bench at Rutgers practice today with a red cast on his right leg, doing what he’ll have to do for the next three months. Spectate.

“I’m doing alright. Just hanging in there,” Carter said. “I have great teammates, managers, family and friends that have been helping me, so I’m doing alright.”

Of course he’d much rather be out there competing for the final few weeks of his sophomore season.

“It could be better, but no surgery is definitely a plus so far,” Carter said. “That’s not final, but that’s definitely a plus so I’m just hoping for the best.”

Which would be to rehab so he’s able to get back to running in June.

For now though, Rutgers’ leading scorer has become the team’s biggest fan. And while coping with not playing isn’t easy, Carter feels his team can finish strong down the stretch.

”It was hard watching it [the Villanova game] on TV while I was here. It’s definitely hard, but I have nothing but faith in my teammates,” Carter said. “I’m sure they’ll do well, and I’ll be cheering them on.”

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