STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A horrific ankle injury suffered by Elgin Bailey in Mississippi State's win over Florida on Wednesday is less severe than first thought, though the sophomore forward is out of the rest of the season.
Bailey dislocated his right ankle with about 8 minutes left in the game when he landed awkwardly while jumping. His foot hanged at a disturbing angle after he fell and coaches feared the damage would be severe.
But tests showed Thursday morning that Bailey escaped the injury without any broken bones or torn ligaments. He will be put in a hard cast Tuesday for six weeks and doctors hope he'll be running again in three months.
Bailey will miss Saturday's game at Mississippi and the Southeastern Conference tournament as well as any postseason play.
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