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Keldon Johnson gives an update on his ankle

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Keldon Johnson rolled his ankle during the GEICO High School Nationals quarterfinals, inducing panic across the Big Blue Nation. Johnson wasn’t able to suit up for the semifinals this afternoon, but he did sound hopeful about playing tomorrow should Oak Hill make the championships.

“It’s hurting, but I think with the right treatment, I can get back out there tomorrow,” Johnson told ESPN. “But my coaches are very cautious about putting me out there today with it hurting because I can’t really move like I want to.”

Later in the broadcast, ESPN’s announcers said Johnson tried to give it a go before the game, but was unable to plant or push off that foot. He’s continuing to receive treatment — even leaving the bench during today’s game to go to the training room — in hopes of playing tomorrow.

Oak Hill trails University School 36-28 at halftime, so they’re going to have to kick it up a notch if they want Johnson to join them.

UPDATE: Keldon Johnson just started the second half despite not being 100%. Talk about one tough dude.

You can watch for yourself on ESPN2.

UPDATE x2: Despite Johnson’s best efforts, Oak Hill lost 80-65. University School’s Vernon Carey was just too much, scoring a game-high 29 points. Kudos to Johnson for toughing it out in the second half.


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29 Comments for Keldon Johnson gives an update on his ankle

  1. Randall lee
    3:58 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    Vando could take a lesson in from his kid.

  2. JTA
    4:02 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    This is how a player who actually wants to play for his team acts with an ankle injury……

    • henderblue
      4:15 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      That’s a horrible statement. Have you ever tried to play on a sprained ankle? If you have them you wouldn’t make such a ridiculous statement

    • runningunnin.454
      4:22 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      Another long distance physician…simply amazing.

    • henderblue
      4:32 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      Rg I’ve rolled my ankle many times, coming down on someone’s foot. It’s painful. You don’t play 2 days later. At least not very effectively

    • runningunnin.454
      4:42 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      henderblue, agree with you…my comment was for JTA and Randall lee.

    • henderblue
      4:58 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      I knew that. I was sure that you had had that experience of rolling your ankle. Some of these others, not so sure

    • Smyrna_Cat
      4:51 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      horrid and ignorant statement

    • syrin23
      8:14 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      The dude is right. His first ankle sprain kept him out half a year which means it either wasn’t a sprain or he was unwilling to play. Don’t forget he didn’t play for months AFTER he was CLEARED by his physicians. His second ankle injury kept him out a month. Hardly any ankle sprain is a month long injury, even high ankle sprains. NFL receivers the taped up and play 3-4 weeks after a high ankle sprain. This guy either had two catastrophic ankle injuries that were 3 standard deviations away from normal recovery time, especially for an otherwise uber healthy young man or was unwilling to play. It doesn’t help his cause that he kept the whole injury a massive mystery.

  3. Randall lee
    4:52 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    You whiners who think all the players poop ice cream your wrong. Keldon manned-up when his team needed him,vando didn’t PERIOD. Now all you little girls come back at me, I think its funny.

  4. 1IH
    4:52 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink


    • BigBlueMeade
      5:06 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      The app has that

    • Ez21
      7:58 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      U can pay to have the adds taken off dummy

  5. Rembrandt
    5:06 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    So now these two ignorant trolls Randall lee and JTA think they know more than the players’ doctors know. Because they want to criticize Vanderbilt’s motivation, albeit without any evidence mind you, they take an interview of a high school player with a different injury and spin it into a criticism of a college player they already dislike. Morons.

    • Ez21
      7:58 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      U can pay to have the ads taken off dummy

    • Ez21
      7:59 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      My bad hit the wrong 1

  6. Randall lee
    5:08 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    The difference is one cares about his school and the other his position in the draft.

  7. Randall lee
    5:13 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    Runnin you have the IQ of a summer squash, so shut up and let men talk. Go iron your dress or something.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:17 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      Hey that’s good; let me guess…6th grade?

    • RealCatsFan
      8:11 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

      Randall, fill us in, are you an ex Marine drill sergeant, martial arts trainer, or ex Navy seal, or was it some combination of the above? A guy as tough as you must have done some pretty amazing things to be able to comment on the drive and toughness of a future NBA baller. We are all on the edge of our seats to know.

  8. BBNDan7
    6:10 pm March 30, 2018 Permalink

    Lee only shows up when he can bi***. What a pathetic sad life