During Creighton’s Big East battle with Xavier on Monday, senior guard Maurice Watson Jr. went down after colliding with another player. After icing his knee, he returned to the game before collapsing from where trainers had to carry him off the court.
Watson then announced on Instagram and Twitter Tuesday that an MRI revealed he suffered a torn ACL.
He went on to say that he will not be returning to the court, explaining how he is disappointed that his college basketball career has been cut short.
Watson leads the nation in assists per game (with 8.5) and has been averaging an important 12.89 points per game this season. He’s been an integral part of the Bluejays' competing in the Big East, and his presence will likely be missed on the hardwood as Creighton prepares to play Big East rival Marquette on Saturday.
Devastated for @mauricewatsonjr. His impact on our program has been incredible. His leadership will continue to be vital to our success.— Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) January 17, 2017