Crean on Roth: “He will return to action in due time”

  • 11/09/2010 4:23 pm in

Per an IU spokesperson:

Men’s Basketball player Matt Roth left Monday’s game against Ferris State with a right knee injury in the second half and did not return to the game.

Initial tests indicate it is not serious.  He is being treated and will be continually evaluated.

“All of us in the IU basketball program, especially Matt and his family have appreciated everyone’s concern for his health,” said IU Coach Tom Crean.  “Our prayers have been definitely answered and he will return to action in due time.”

This is fantastic news, considering this was the scene (captured by Ryan from the BTN online stream) last night at Assembly Hall when Roth went down and for several moments, the air was taken out of the crowd:

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  • I know not that many people were there but Assembly Hall was dead quiet praying for this kid. That is except for the asshole in the roughly Section L Row 40.

  • 2_feet below the rim

    Great news, I’m excited to have Matt on this team.

  • 2_feet below the rim

    Great news, I’m excited to have Matt on this team.

  • Great news! I was worried, because he wasn’t putting any weight on it at all.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, not at all what I expected. This felt like one of those iconic twists that sports regularly provides (see, Robbie Hummel, Anthony Gonzalez). I look forward to seeing Roth out there burying treys as soon as possible.

  • Diesel

    I have no knowledge of the injury, but I do treat sports injuries and I was at the game last night and at the time my thought was worst case scenario ACL tear if he got rolled onto from the front and of course this release would rule that out. Best case scenario was MCL sprain if he got rolled onto more from the side which depending on the degree and just based on what we saw with his reaction and not bearing weight on it, I would guess we are looking at about 4-6 weeks for a full return. Let’s see what kind of info comes out.

  • it’s Indiana

    Rumor mill saying it’s just a muscle strain. MRI revealed no muscle tears. GREAT news for a hard working kid.

  • Anonymous

    That is really, really good news–horrible to think that he might have missed another year.

  • Oh, sorry about that. I was reading the funnies in the newspaper on my iPad and couldn’t contain my laughter. I was reading the Garfield comic where he hates Mondays and Odie and Nermal, but loves lasagna. And Jon got mad at him. Have you read that one? I think you’d laugh too.

  • Dmglotz

    Awesome, we need you Matt!

    It’s invaluable to have a shooter like Matt who can provide that spark by nailing a couple of 3-balls during those moments when the rest of the team can’t buy a basket.

  • hgdownunder

    Meebee he was being protective – like he’s been through this before….

  • hgdownunder

    Meebee he was being protective – like he’s been through this before….

  • IU_Fan_99

    this is good news! glad to hear Matt is (somewhat) okay…

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree but where was he last night before he got hurt? I know this is bad timing because he’s hurt but last night when Ferris State was in that zone, it seemed like we needed someone to come and just shoot them out of it. Before the season I thought that would be Roth’s role but in 9 minutes, he only attempted 1 shoot, which he missed. I’m hoping that he makes a full recovery and becomes that deep threat we need.

  • Dmglotz

    Unfortunately I did not get to see the game last night. I believe I heard CTC say that he really hasn’t implemented any set plays yet against the zone. Roth is not the best at creating his own shot but when he can get a screen within a set play, lights out!

  • Gustin

    I would really like to see Capo and TP learn how to set solid screens so Roth, GH, etc. can come off of them with time and space to get of the 3s.

  • Gustin

    I would really like to see Capo and TP learn how to set solid screens so Roth, GH, etc. can come off of them with time and space to get of the 3s.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m not a doctor, but I do play one on ITH.”

    Just messin’ with you Diesel; I couldn’t resist using that line somewhere. I didn’t get to see the game, but just from looking at that picture I’m thinking that you NEVER get news this good when you see a scene with a trainer holding a knee like that.

  • Anonymous

    He must have been on the other end of the floor like in the old girls’ basketball rules because I think for the most part he’s in range when he crosses halfcourt.

  • kentuckyhoosier

    This is great news , this kid has been through way to much to have it happen again . All through his recovery last year he kept his head up and contributed anywhere he could , he ran drills , film work , etc. Cant wait to have him back !

  • Basketbuddig

    I’m a sophomore at IU and Matt Roth is in my math class. Today he was walking with some pretty intense crouches, he was wear long pants but it appeared that he was wearing a brace on the knee. He was moving pretty slow.