Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner out after knee injury in 1st-round victory

McDermott said Friday that Kalkbrenner had some damage in his left knee, but that it was not an ACL injury and will not require surgery. The Big East defensive player of the year will still need two to three months to recover from the injury.

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Ninth-seeded Creighton will try to get to the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row when it plays top-seeded Kansas in a second-round Midwest Regional game Saturday.

Team staff assist Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner (11) who suffered an unknown leg injury in a first-round game against San Diego State in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, 德州, 星期四, 游行 17, 2022.

Team staff assist Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner (11) who suffered an unknown leg injury in a first-round game against San Diego State in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, 德州, 星期四, 游行 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Kalkbrenner had 16 点和 10 rebounds before getting hurt in overtime against San Diego State on Thursday night. He had initially tried to get up, but then fell back on the floor and and was clearly in pain when he grabbed his knee. He put no weight on his left leg when he was helped off the court.

McDermott said Kalkbrenner is expected to be able to work out with his teammates this summer.

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