Wichita State easily ran past Savannah State for a 112-66 home win on Tuesday night but the big news of the game is sophomore guard Landry Shamet missing the second half after rolling his right ankle.
Shamet, an All-American candidate, rolled the ankle late in the first half as he had to be helped to the Shockers’ bench in the second half. The right ankle of Shamet was also heavily iced as he watched the second half from the bench, according to a report from Matt Henderson of KWCH. Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall preliminarily said that Shamet has a sprained ankle and there is no timetable for his return, according to Will Kunkel of KWCH.
One of the nation’s most efficient players last season, Shamet missed most of this offseason after surgery in late July to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Although it was initially reported that Shamet could miss the start of the regular season, he recovered quickly enough to play in the opening game for the Shockers.
This injury is obviously concerning for No. 8 Wichita State as Shamet has a history of foot and ankle injuries dating back the beginning of his college career. Shamet redshirted his freshman season after suffering a compound stress fracture in his left foot. If Shandry’s injury isn’t severe, the Shockers have an important clash with No. 16 Baylor on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see if Shamet is able to compete in that game.
The 6-foot-5 Shamet is off to a very good start this season as he’s averaging 15.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 60 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line.