Nick Ward says his left hand is ‘fine’ after nasty fall

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All Nick Ward did was scare himself.

With 6:57 left in a dominant win over LSU, the Michigan State center had his legs taken out from under him while in the air battling for a rebound. He fell awkwardly and landed squarely on his left hand. The 260 pound big man already had a brace on that hand after he suffered a hairline fracture in a win over Ohio State last month, an injury that forced him to miss three weeks.

The good news?

There doesn’t appear to be another fracture.

“It’s just a bruise on the outside of my hand,” Ward told reporters after the win. “It’ll be fine.”

“The good news is it’s not broke,” Izzo added. “They X-Rayed it, it’s not in the same spot, it’s on the same hand. I didn’t see what happened to be honest with you. He says he’s hanging in there, it’s going to be sore.”