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Moment college basketball player suffers horrific injury

A college basketball player was left screaming at the top of his lungs after suffering  a horrific injury during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore had to be stretchered off the court on Friday after teammate Desean Murray tumbled into the back of his left leg, causing his foot to turn sideways.

Video of the accident shows McLemore’s teammates and opponents watching on horrified by the gruesome sight of the Tigers starter’s injury that has taken him out for the season.

Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore had to be stretchered off a South Carolina court on Friday after a horrific foot injury left him screaming from pain

The six-foot-seven sophomore can be heard screaming from the excruciating pain of what he later learned was a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia.

University of South Carolina coach Frank Martin was one of the first to attend to the athlete as he laid on the ground, bending down and holding his right hand.

McLemure was carried off the court after a few minutes. He sat up on the stretcher and waved at the crowd of 14,995, which gave him a rousing ovation after moments of stunned silence. 

‘Unbelievable young man,’ Martin said shortly after the accident, according to The State.

‘God bless him. And he’ll be OK. It’s real frustrating as a coach when you see somebody go through something like that.’

Thankfully, it appears McLemure’s injury will only keep him from the court for a few months. 

The Auburn Tigers forward  is surrounded by coaches and EMS after falling and dislocating his ankle during the first half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena

The Auburn Tigers forward is surrounded by coaches and EMS after falling and dislocating his ankle during the first half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena

McLemure was carried off the court after a few minutes. He sat up on the stretcher and waved at the crowd of 14,995, which gave him a rousing ovation after moments of stunned silence

McLemure was carried off the court after a few minutes. He sat up on the stretcher and waved at the crowd of 14,995, which gave him a rousing ovation after moments of stunned silence

He tweeted: ‘Thank you Auburn Family for all the love and support! Doctors said I dislocated my ankle, fractured my tibia, and will need surgery for some torn ligaments. Not to worry, I’ll be back in 4-6 months.’

The tigers ended up losing 84-75  to South Carolina. 

Carolina senior guard Frank Booker sent out prayers for McLemure:  ‘Number one, our prayers go out to him and his family and his team.

‘I was hanging on the rim and I looked down. It was one of those freakish things, his ankle was a little bit out of place.’

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said McLemure would be traveling back with the team on Saturday evening. 

He said: ‘He’ll most likely have surgery (Sunday),’ Pearl said. ‘He’s out for the season. It was, obviously, a gruesome injury. He was in pain at first, but I think it was more shocking to him. God love him for being able to get calmed down a little bit.

‘It’s a tough one to lose because we’re already very small and very thin on our front line and now we lose our shot-blocking and 3-point shooting five-man.’

Thankfully, it appears McLemure's injury will only keep him from the court for a few months

Thankfully, it appears McLemure’s injury will only keep him from the court for a few months

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said the six-foot-seven college sophomore would be traveling back with the team on Saturday evening

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said the six-foot-seven college sophomore would be traveling back with the team on Saturday evening



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