CHICAGO — Loyola wing Donte Ingram left Wednesday’s game against Norfolk State with an apparent knee injury. The injury occurred late in the second half during a scrum for a loose ball while Norfolk State was on offense.
While Loyola’s Ben Richardson and Norfolk State’s Jonathan Wade were diving for a loose ball, Wade rolled into Ingram’s left knee. The 6’6″ junior went down immediately grabbing his knee and calling to the bench for the training staff. After a few minutes on the ground, Ingram was helped off the court by walk-on teammates Nick DiNardi and Byron Burt.
Ingram went into the tunnel but soon returned to the bench and was seen putting weight on the injured leg.
Ingram was having a strong night for Loyola with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists prior to the injury. He entered Wednesday’s game averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 boards and was shooting 50% from beyond the arc.
The Catch and Shoot will have updates as more information becomes available.
UPDATE (11/30, 11:30 p.m.): Loyola coach Porter Moser said initial tests on Ingram’s knee during the game showed his ACL was “in good shape.” Ingram will undergo more tests on his ACL and other parts of his knee prior to Saturday’s game against San Diego State.