Syracuse ran away from High Point in the second half of Friday's 75-54 victory. But the win was nearly a costly one.
Midway through the second half, Jerami Grant was attempting to drive to the rim. When he took his step at the free throw line, he stepped on a High Point defender's foot. The result was Grant slipping to the floor and clutching his leg in obvious pain.
Grant stood up, attempted to run down to the other end of the court, but was unable to do so. He again fell to the floor and slid himself off the court towards the scorer's table.
The sophomore forward continued to lay in pain and play was eventually stopped. Syracuse trainers looked at his leg, and then Grant rose and walked to the locker room with a slight limp but on his own power.
Minutes later, Syracuse told the media that Grant suffered a left ankle sprain. He would be held out for the remainder of the game, but that was simply as a precaution. Syracuse Athletics said that Grant could have gone back into the game if needed.
After the game, Grant did not have any ice on his ankle and appeared to be in good spirits. Looks like no harm no foul for the Orange sixth man.