Tyler Bergantino turns ankle at UMass basketball practice, status uncertain

Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts freshman big man Tyler Bergantino turned his right ankle during Monday’s practice and did not return to the court.

UMass coach Derek Kellogg was uncertain about the severity of the injury.

“I’m not sure. I think we’ll know something (Tuesday) after they look at it after a day,” Kellogg said. “It’s wait and see. It didn’t look like it was that bad. But you never know.”

The 6-foot-9 Bergantino had one point and five rebounds in 16 minutes of Saturday’s exhibition win over American International College.

SUSPENDED PLAYERS RETURN — Jesse Morgan, Cady Lalanne and Trey Davis were all back at practice Monday after being held out of Saturday’s scrimmage against American International for a violation of undisclosed team rules.

“They’re working their way back. They’re pushing forward. They practiced today and did a little extra running before practice. That may go on until I feel like their legs have felt the brunt of it,” Kellogg said. “I want to stay on them a little bit. They’re kind of back full time, but I want them to run a little bit to make sure they keep the brotherhood at the top of their mind.”

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