As the Kentucky Wildcats were getting set to face the Louisville Cardinals, freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury during pregame warmups.
Briscoe definitely gimpy pic.twitter.com/rqTUflTrm4— Keith Garrett (@_KeithGarrett) December 26, 2015
Uh-oh. Isaiah Briscoe just limped off the court. He had not been participating in warm-up activities.— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) December 26, 2015
Isaiah Briscoe just left the court during warm-ups with a little limp after rolling his ankle on a manager's foot. Will monitor— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) December 26, 2015
Briscoe switched to these shoes but did look uncomfortable on to walk to locker room pic.twitter.com/bfabgcENb4— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) December 26, 2015
Isaiah Briscoe just pulled up in warm ups, now sitting on the side holding his leg. Trainer now sitting with him. He is stretching left leg— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) December 26, 2015
Briscoe is up, walking very gingerly. Going to mid court now. He is showing the trainer what he did looks like he is showing an ankle roll— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) December 26, 2015
UK: Briscoe turned his left ankle, but he's going to try to play.— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) December 26, 2015
It's also been confirmed that Briscoe is out of the starting lineup as freshman guard Charles Matthews replaces him.
New look for the Cats to start today's #UofLvsUK game. pic.twitter.com/rSpoyQNw9k— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 26, 2015
While Briscoe hasn't been the offensive force he was expected to be this season, he has been a great on-ball defender for UK, which the Cats need badly against a Cardinals team that gets almost all of their scoring from their backcourt.
We'll keep you posted on any more developments with Briscoe's status.