Marshon Brooks just can’t catch a brake health-wise this season. Just as he was finally getting back to putting up consistent numbers after the flu pretty much knocked him off his game for several weeks, his ankle problem popped up again for the 2nd time this season. Back in mid-November, Marshon was having a superstar half against Mercer, putting up 22 first half points with spectacular shooting. However, in the 2nd half he came down on someone’s foot and had to limp to the locker room. Since PC started to blow a big lead, Brooks actually had to come back into the game, but was largely ineffective. He didn’t miss any games after that, but was clearly not 100% for the Alabama road loss.
This past Saturday against Rutgers, Brooks rolled his ankle again on a drive to the hoop in the 2nd half (he was on the ground for a bit). Like the previous injury, Marshon was able to return to the game (which was encouraging because the game was never in danger…Oh Rutgers!), but anyone who has ever had an ankle injury knows the problem is at its worse when it’s sore the next few days. According to his Facebook comments, Brooks has some pain, but he thinks he will not miss any time.
Elevation and Ice baby!