Manhattan Because of a cut on his head that required 12 stitches to close, Kansas University senior Perry Ellis missed a six-minute stretch of the second half in which the Jayhawks saw a 14-point lead dip to seven against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum.
The 6-foot-8 Wichita native helped steady the ship upon his return in a 72-63 Kansas win, before getting hurt again.
This time, Wayne Selden, Jr., hit Ellis in the face, scratching Ellis’ eye.
“Right in the top of his head,” KU coach Bill Self said of where Ellis had stitches sewn in KU’s locker room by KU medical personnel.
Images from the Jayhawks' rematch against Kansas State, Saturday in Manhattan.
“The serious deal is Wayne scratched him in the eye. We’ll have the eye doctor look at it. They hope it’s just a scratch. It that’s the case he should be OK. If it’s a scratch it’ll heal up in a day or two. If it’s something more severe he may be in goggles or something,” Self added. “We think he’ll be fine. He doesn’t feel real good right now.”
Ellis finished with 14 points and two boards while playing 30 minutes in KU’s win over Kansas State.
“Perry was able to come back and that mentally helped us a lot,” said senior forward Jamari Traylor.
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