Kansas Basketball

Bill Self: Cliff Alexander has a sprained ankle

Cliff Alexander suffered a sprained ankle in a KU workout last week and is currently in a walking boot. In a text message to the Lawrence-Journal World, Self said Alexander will be “immobilized” for a “few weeks.”

Alexander’s injury was discovered after Frank Mason posted a picture on Instagram. Alexander is seen (on the left in the picture below) in a walking boot.


Frank Mason’s originally posted it on his Instagram page and it is now deleted. Before it was deleted, Andrew Baker was able to save the image and tweeted it out.

According to Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World, Alexander has a sprained ankle:

Alexander tweeted out that he is “good.”

Cliff Alexander, who is ranked in the top by all recruiting services, is an incoming freshman at Kansas and is expected to fill Joel Embiid’s hole in the starting lineup.

Alexander averaged 24 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots per game in his senior season at Chicago Curie High.


Alexander participated in the McDonald’s All American game this year in Chicago. Two days prior to the game, Alexander injured his hand in the Powerade Slam Dunk Contest. Despite the injury, he still played in the all star game.

Many basketball players wear walking boots from time to time. Some times they are used as precautionary measures. Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis, also a freshman, was seen in a walking boot in June for precautionary reasons.

Additionally, several followers of Rock Chalk Blog on Twitter said they’ve seen Alexander in a hard cast during summer classes.

After posting this blog on the Rock Chalk Blog Twitter account, Alexander himself retweeted the social media post.


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