UPDATE: Quentin Grimes doubtful vs. Memphis after suffering hip pointer injury
Update 6:15 p.m.: Quentin Grimes is doubtful to play Saturday at Memphis after suffering a hip pointer injury in Houston’s win over Tulsa.
The sophomore guard fell down hard on his side in the first half of the Cougars’ victory on Wednesday, limping to the tunnel and sitting out for the rest of the game.
Grimes improved on Thursday after getting treatment for the injury, head coach Kelvin Sampson said, but will likely not take the floor against the Tigers.
“He’s feeling a lot better today,” Sampson said. “I don’t think he’ll play Saturday. Don’t rule it out, but I don’t think he’ll play.”
Sampson added the week-long break between Saturday and Houston’s game against Cincinnati on March 1 at home will help in Grimes’ recovery and he will likely be ready to go once the rematch rolls around.
Grimes had treatment on Thursday (hip) for the injury he suffered vs Tulsa.
If Grimes does not play on Saturday, the team hopes the extra few days off will benefit him and he’ll be ready for March 1 against Cincinnati according to Kelvin Sampson. https://t.co/Wb8qDYygim
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Original: As Houston was on the court Wednesday night at Fertitta Center dominating Tulsa, sophomore guard Quentin Grimes was instead in the locker room after suffering a hard fall 12 minutes into the Cougars’ 76-43 win over the Golden Hurricane.
Shortly after he limped from the bench into the tunnel, Grimes was ruled questionable to return with a hip pointer injury.
“I don’t have an update,” head coach Kelvin Sampson said after the game, explaining Grimes landed awkwardly on the right side of his pelvis. “He went down on that thing and hurt himself.”
Grimes, Houston’s second-leading scorer behind sophomore guard Caleb Mills averaging 12.3 points per game, did not return in the back half of Houston’s win.
The Cougars went on to dismantle the Golden Hurricane for its 21st and 11th in the American Athletic Conference.
Grimes finished the night with no points, an assist and a rebound before his injury.
Andy Yanez contributed to this reporting