NC State Junior Point Guard Markell Johnson took a scary fall in the Wolfpack’s 86-80 victory over Pitt on Saturday roughly 10 minutes into the contest.
— Jonas Pope IV (@JEPopeIV) January 12, 2019
Johnson eventually returned to the bench, but never to the court. Despite the fact that head coach Kevin Keatts didn’t have an update on Johnson after the game, Johnson was confident that he would be ready to play tomorrow night against Wake Forest on the road.
— Mike Toper (@MikeToper1) January 12, 2019
— Arran Andersen (@arranandersen) January 12, 2019
Obviously, whether or not Markell plays isn’t up to Markell, rather that decision lies in the hands of Keatts and the training staff. Regardless, this is good news no matter how you read it, because the fall looked like the injury could have been much worse.