July 24, 2024

With a knee injury, Texas forward Dylan Disu leaves the Longhorns’ game against Baylor.

During the second half of Monday’s game, Disu sustained a non-contact knee injury and did not return.
Texas’s WACO Texas forward Dylan Disu departed Monday’s 93-85 road loss to No. 11 Baylor with a knee injury, requiring assistance from teammates to exit the Foster Pavilion floor. Disu was a game-time decision due to a gastrointestinal bug.

Disu was returning to defense after RayJ Dennis’ missed free throw, and with Texas ahead 68–62, he stumbled to the floor and lay unconscious for more than a minute. He hobbled off the court and up the tunnel toward the locker room, assisted by the Texas medical crew.

Due to a left knee sprain, Disu was ruled out of the game for the remainder of the broadcast, according to ESPN’s Kris Budden. Before the injury, Disu had three points and three assists in just ten minutes of play.

With 16.8 points per game this season and an average of five rebounds per game, the 6-foot-9-inch graduate leads Texas in scoring. Disu had an injury during Texas’s Elite Eight run the previous season, necessitating foot surgery, which kept him out of action for significantly of the non-conference schedule.

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Rodney Terry, the head coach of Texas, expressed optimism after the game about Disu’s availability for the remainder of the season and, more significantly, the Longhorns’ postseason prospects.

Following the game, Terry stated, “We think he’s going to be okay.”

“All we know is what we know right now and we’ll know more once we get him back to Austin,” Terry continued. To tell the truth, we had no idea he would play today due to the gastrointestinal ailment. It was difficult for him today, despite his best efforts to persevere through it.

Disu left the game with just over ten minutes remaining in the second half. During a media timeout, he briefly returned to the court and joined Texas’ huddle. Several cameras showed Disu leaning in the huddle to support his teammates during Baylor’s 14-2 run, which helped the Bears overcome Texas’ 11-point lead in the second half. Disu wore no brace of any kind to support her.

Guard Max Abmas, who finished the game with a season-high 33 points, had more offensive options because of Disu’s potential to score, even though it was obvious that the stomach ailment was limiting him. After Disu left the game, Baylor scored 28 points against Texas, winning the game despite the Bears trailing by as much as 14 points in the first half.

Abmas was questioned about whether there was an emotional letdown after Disu’s departure after the game.

“It’s a next-man up mentality for us, that’s what Coach [Terry] emphasizes,” Abmas added. We have synergy with everyone because we practice as a team. After Dylan was substituted out, I thought we had some excellent looks in the second half, but we simply didn’t get enough stops defensively, which is what happened.

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