Nixa's Norman to have MRI today on injured knee

Nixa's Norman to have MRI today on injured knee


Nixa's Norman to have MRI today on injured knee


Standout Nixa basketball player Jalen Norman said today in a text message to the News-Leader that he will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the damage to his injured right knee.

Norman said he “subluxed” his right knee last night in Nixa’s win over Bullitt East (Ky.) in the first round of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions.

A subluxation is essentially the partial dislocation of a bone or joint.

While the complete extent of the injury is not known, Norman said doctors have told him he may have damage to his quadriceps muscle as well as ligament damage.

Norman, a four-year starter who is being recruited by several NCAA Division I schools, injured the knee last night early in the third quarter of Nixa’s 62-53 win. He had scored a team-high 15 points before leaving the game.

Norman had the knee wrapped in ice and was walking with the help of crutches after the game.

A consensus Missouri Class 5 all-state player each of the last two seasons, Norman holds Nixa school records for single-season and career field goal percentage, single-season and career rebounds and single-season and career blocked shots.

Norman said he plans to be in attendance tonight when Nixa takes on Montverde (Fla.) at 9 p.m. in the T of C semifinals. Montverde is the No. 1-ranked team in the nation according to ESPN and No. 2 in the USA TODAY Super 25. The game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network.


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