Evansville player breaks jaw in ATV accident, one other player injured


Rokas Cesnulevicius and Jaylon Moore, two members of the University of Evansville basketball team, were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, the Evansville Courier & Press is reporting.

Cesnulevicius underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw, which will keep him sidelined for six weeks, according to the report. Moore sprained his ankle, which will keep him out for three to six weeks.

Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, and instead are attributing it to possible driver inexperience. The driver, Cesnulevicius, allegedly attempted a sharp turn and the vehicle flipped, rolled, and pinned him underneath.

It is believed that there was a third person who was thrown from the vehicle during the crash, but that person was not identified.

Both Cesnulevicius and Moore played limited minutes in their freshman seasons with the Aces, averaging around one point per game.

Due to a relaxation of NCAA rules, many players are enrolled in summer classes, which allows coaches to give their teams two hours of instruction per week. Injuries sustained in the accident will keep Cesnulevicius and Moore out of those workouts.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_