Crean confirmed for us in his post-game press conference that Creek fractured his knee and will have surgery later today. Steve Ahlfeld will perform the procedure in Indianapolis. Creek’s parents are being flown from Maryland to spend time with him.
Obviously losing the leading scorer on the team — who was also the leading freshman scorer in the country — will have major ramifications for Indiana. It is a bit difficult to put much thought into those now. The Hoosiers were engaged in such a meaningless contest when Creek went down, and it was dragging late into the night (the 9 p.m. start was absurd). Creek crumpling to the floor was a jarring sight; it will also be the lasting one from this night.
We hope to have an update on Creek in the morning, and we’ll begin looking forward to how the Hoosiers will evolve without him.
Tom Crean said on his post-game radio interview that Maurice Creek fractured his knee and will require surgery.
Look at those faces.
Look at that knee.
It is too early to tell for sure what happened to freshman star Maurice Creek’s knee at the 15:26 mark of the second half today (unless, of course, you are a doctor; then go ahead and share your thoughts.) Creek was on the floor for a good while, and eventually taken off on a stretcher. He used his shirt to cover his face as the fans cheered for him.
We hope to have updates for you on Creek’s status soon.
But to say this much is not going to far: it does not look good.