Miami took to the hardwood Thursday night against Florida A&M. The final result was never in doubt as the Hurricanes routed the Rattlers 90-59, but Coral Gables collectively held their breath as they saw freshman guard Lonnie Walker injure his left ankle.
Coach Larranaga would later confirm Walker had just “rolled his ankle,” but the scene was quite scary as it seemed like he couldn’t put weight on his ankle getting helped off the court by teammates and staff.
Walker wouldn’t play for the rest of the game, but rest assured, Larranaga said after the game, “He’s going to play in Reading.” Miami is playing the La Salle Explorers in Reading, PA, Walker’s hometown on November 22nd.
Walker’s durability has been a hot topic as he suffered a knee injury in the offseason that put the start of his season in question, but recovered in time to play in the preseason.
Hopefully, Walker isn’t rushing back to play in his hometown game and can stay healthy for the remainder of the season and his NBA future.