Willie Cauley-Stein Injury: Updates on Kentucky Center's Ankle and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2014

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Updates from Sunday, April 6

Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal has the latest on Willie Cauley-Stein:

Updates from Saturday, April 5

Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star provides an update on Willie Cauley-Stein's injury:

Updates from Friday, April 4

Aaron Smith of CatsIllustrated.com provides an update from Willie Cauley-Stein:

ESPN's Myron Medcalf has bad news on Cauley-Stein:

Meanwhile, Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville has more optimistic news to report on the big man:

Updates from Monday, March 31

John Calipari updated Willie Cauley-Stein's status for the Final Four via Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated:

Updates from Sunday, March 30

Keith Farmer of LEX 18 had an image of Willie Cauley-Stein at the arena:

CoachCal.com had more on Cauley-Stein:

After Kentucky's thrilling 75-72 win Aaron Smith of CatsIllustrated.com provided an update on Cauley-Stein:

Updates from Saturday, March 29

Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal provides an update on Willie Cauley-Stein's status from coach John Calipari:

It's an ankle. He's still in a boot. He's doubtful. He's acting like he thinks he can do something. I would be stunned if he plays in this game, but he's saying he may want to give it a try.

Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader notes:

Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader has more on Cauley-Stein:



Original Text

Kentucky's road to the Elite Eight got a little rockier, as Wildcats big man Willie Cauley-Stein appeared to have hurt his ankle against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday night.

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported that Cauley-Stein might have heard something pop, which could indicate an Achilles injury:

Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal reported the sophomore would not return:

A short time later, Cauley-Stein headed back to the Kentucky locker room, per Rick Bozich of WDRB 41 in Louisville:

Adam Himmelsbach of The Courier-Journal shed light on how Cauley-Stein was taking in the comeback run:

Tucker passes along this quote from teammate James Young:

Dan Wolken of USA Today provides an update from Calipari:

Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com says Cauley-Stein's status is uncertain for the remainder of the tournament:

Kentucky sophomore big man Willie Cauley-Stein's status for the rest of the NCAA tournament is uncertain after suffering an ankle injury early in the Wildcats Sweet 16 victory over Louisville on Friday night.

Kentucky held on without its 7-footer, winning 74-69, but the Wildcats will have their hands full with the Michigan Wolverines Sunday evening. 

Stay tuned for updates on Cauley-Stein's status.