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.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

— 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