OSU basketball notebook: Le'Bryan Nash out indefinitely

by John Helsley Published: February 25, 2012
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Oklahoma State freshman Le'Bryan Nash missed Saturday's win over Texas A&M with what is being called a fracture in his left hand, an injury suffered in Wednesday's loss at Oklahoma.

OSU coach Travis Ford said Nash hasn't been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but offered no outlook on whether he'd be ready for Monday night's game against Kansas.

“He says he wants to play,” Ford said. “It's not completely broke. I don't know. We will see. The word is he fractured it and it's a good clean fracture and he doesn't need surgery or any of that. We really didn't have time to experiment with any contraption of any sort if he did want to play.”

Nash's availability rests with one person: Ford.

“They basically have left it up to me,” he said. “I'll decide on Monday. He really wants to play, but I'll decide on Monday what's best for him and we'll see.”

MAN DOWN, TEAM UP

Sometimes, the loss of a player can rally a team.

It seemed to work for Texas A&M in the first meeting with OSU, when the Aggies were without Khris Middleton and Dash Harris and won in College Station, Texas.

Same for the Cowboys Saturday without Nash.

“I think sometimes teams play better,” said A&M coach Billy Kennedy. “The chemistry, they move the ball better. Their offense was crisper. It didn't stick. You have got to give them credit.

“Travis did a really good job of playing without him, and their post guys came in and did a good job.”


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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