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John Calipari not sure what De’Aaron Fox injury really is

Fox’s mysterious injury may not be that serious.

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats got a major scare when De’Aaron Fox suffered an ankle injury vs South Carolina.

Fox appeared to twist his ankle early in the first half of the Wildcats’ 85-69 win over the Gamecocks, and that forced him to the locker room as he gingerly departed the court.

Fox would spend the rest of the half there until he came back out wearing a walking boot in the second half. UK initially called Fox’s return questionable, but ruled him out during the halftime intermission.

After the game, head coach John Calipari gave a brief update on his star point guard, though he’s not even sure exactly what the injury is.

"I think it was a stinger or something, but they told me it’s not serious," Cal said. “It’s not swollen. Something hit his ankle. He’s in a boot, but they said there was no swelling, so I don’t know.”

The fact that Fox supposedly doesn’t have any swelling in the ankle bodes well for his availability next Tuesday vs Tennessee and Saturday vs No. 1 Kansas.

Still, I wouldn’t count on seeing Fox Tuesday, if for no other reason than precautionary measures. UK cannot afford to lose him for an extended period of time if they want to remain a Final Four contender.