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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Perry Ellis gets 12 stitches and suffers eye injury at K-State

Kansas forward Perry Ellis leaves the game next to trainer Bill Cowgill after suffering a cut on his head during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis leaves the game next to trainer Bill Cowgill after suffering a cut on his head during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

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— 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. 

“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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By the Numbers: Kansas 72, Kansas State 63

By the Numbers: Kansas 72, Kansas State 63

Comments

Marius Rowlanski 3 years, 8 months ago

And came back ready to play. Ellis could have just come back and sat and no one would have said anything but Perry Ellis wanted to finish this game and showed his toughness in doing that.

RJ King 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow - that 6 minute stretch without him felt like 16. Perry is the rock of this team.

Aaron Paisley 3 years, 8 months ago

Bragg and Selden owe Perry a nice dinner after that one.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 8 months ago

I hope Perry's eye heals quickly. We can't afford to not have him against a red-hot Baylor team.

Suzi Marshall 3 years, 8 months ago

What is it about Ellis' attraction to friendly fire? Last year Lucas took him...and the KU season out. Last night Bragg/Selden attempted to do the same.

Seriously, why don't all players wear googles to play? Bragg did not seem to care much for them but it seems players would get used to them. Jabbar and other players adapted to them just fine.

Bobby Burch 3 years, 8 months ago

Over the years, some KU fans have given Perry crap about "not being tough enough." This was a pretty impressive testament to his tough credentials if you ask me. And you could tell how angry he was at the second injury. Perry really wanted to be there for his team. Great effort, Ellis!

Mallory Briggans 3 years, 8 months ago

Perry knows to leave it all on the court . This is his senior season of a great career at K.U.. He is a team player always has been always will be. The number 34 needs a spot in the rafters not only for his play on the court but the way he represented the university on and off the court , Thank you Perry you represent all that is good is sport .

Rock Chalk Perry Rock Chalk

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