Auburn’s Chuma Okeke left the Tigers Sweet 16 game against UNC with a left knee injury. Late in the second half of the game, the star forward’s knee buckled as he drove to the basket, and he immediately went down to the floor.
Okeke was helped to the locker room to have his knee injury looked at. The Tar Heels players paid their respects to the Tigers star as he made his way off of the court.
Hate to see Okeke go down. They’ve played so well, but that knee didn’t look good #SweetSixteen pic.twitter.com/NIuGF3nb5k
— JeepDawg🔴⚫️⚪️ (@gavelar) March 30, 2019
Amazing sportsmanship from UNC's players to greet Chuma Okeke as he made his way off the court pic.twitter.com/cAMeBjZsAK
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 30, 2019
Auburn had a double-digit lead over Carolina at the time of the injury and were able to keep it and upset the one seeded Tar Heels in impressive fashion.
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