Larry Sanders suffered an eye contusion Saturday against Houston, but being the true American hero that he is, there’s a good chance he’ll play Monday.
Larry Sanders left Saturday’s loss to Houston in the first quarter after catching an elbow from the Rockets’ James Harden.
As you can see, the whole situation was initially rather confusing. Sanders clearly takes an unintentional elbow while fighting for the rebound, but he continues to battle for a couple seconds before collapsing to the ground. After remaining down on the floor for a minute or so, Sanders was taken the locker room and did not return. He finished with two points and four rebounds in four minutes.
An injury to the head is always concerning (as is any injury, really), but it appears Sanders avoided any significant damage. He hasn’t shown concussion symptoms and could play Monday night when Milwaukee welcomes Boston to the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
On the season, Sanders is averaging a pedestrian 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, but in three February games prior to Saturday, the big man averaged 14.3 points and 11.3 rebounds on 63.3 percent shooting (19-of-30).