Celebrate at your own risk.
Following Kentucky's 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four, sophomore wing Alex Poythress appeared to be injured during the Wildcats' postgame celebration. When the buzzer sounded, the players all converged in a dog pile, the bottom of which Poythress was stuck in.
You can see video of the celebration below:
Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville reported that Poythress was seen icing his knee after the game:
Alex Poythress downplayed the idea he was hurt in post-game celebration, but he did have left knee wrapped in ice.— rickbozich (@rickbozich) April 6, 2014
Of course, the timing couldn't be any worse for Kentucky. Willie Cauley-Stein is already down with an injured left ankle, so losing the 6'8" Poythress for the national championship would be a crippling blow for the Wildcats.
Luckily for head coach John Calipari, it seems to be a disaster averted.
After the game, Poythress told Brandon Dawson of Rivals.com that he will be OK, so the knee injury doesn't look too serious:
Alex Poythress: "I just got caught on the bottom of the dogpile. I'll be fine."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) April 6, 2014
The Wildcats will likely have him against Connecticut, a team that isn't overly reliant on its post game. But the Huskies guards often cut to the basket, so having a strong line of defense in the paint will be a big key for Kentucky.