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MJ Walker rolls ankle in Michigan-Florida State Sweet 16 game

The key guard for the Seminoles rolled it pretty bad and is on the bench attempting to walk it off for FSU.

M.J. Walker of the Florida State Seminoles reacts during the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Florida State Seminoles guard MJ Walker rolled his ankle with 14 minutes left in FSU’s Sweet 16 game against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday afternoon.

Walker is the leading scorer for FSU, averaging 12.3 points per game. He’d be a key piece for the Noles if they were able to finish this upset, and is attempting to walk it off on the sidelines to hopefully return to the game. The senior from Jonesboro, Georgia has been showing up on some NBA Draft boards in the second round, and he has the ball in his hands plenty with 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

Walker injured his ankle in the first round against UNC-Greensboro, and this seems to be a reaggravation of the same injury. He was running up and down the hallway and got it re-taped, and we’ll see if FSU is able to put him back in the game.

At the under-12 media timeout, Michigan leads FSU 50-41.