Isaac Haas Out with Elbow Injury vs. Texas Tech in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 23, 2018

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 16:  Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers reacts after falling to the court on a foul by Cal State Fullerton Titans during the second half of the game in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Center Isaac Haas won't be available for Purdue's Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday night. 

Per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, Purdue head coach Matt Painter announced Haas wouldn't play due to a fractured right elbow. 

Haas was injured in the second half of Purdue's 74-48 win over Cal State Fullerton in the round of 64 on March 16. The senior hurt his arm after he got tangled up with Cal State's Dominik Heinzl, leading to him falling on his elbow. 

Per ESPN's Myron Medcalf, the NCAA approved Haas' brace that he is using to stabilize his elbow, making him eligible to play. 

However, Painter told NCAA.com's Andy Katz in a text that Haas wouldn't play against Texas Tech "unless he shows me something different at shoot around (Friday).’’

Haas is tied for second on the Boilermakers with 14.7 points per game this season.


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