Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore suffered a gruesome injury during the first half of Saturday’s loss at South Carolina.
McLemore dislocated his ankle during a play in which Gamecocks guard Wesley Myers fell backward to the ground and appeared to have rolled up under the forward’s left foot with his head, causing the likely season-ending injury.
The sophomore’s screams of pain were heard over the live broadcast immediately after the incident.
McLemore remained on the ground for several minutes while receiving attention from team doctors. The forward’s leg was placed in an air cast and he was placed on a stretcher before being carted off the court and taken to the hospital for X-rays.
SEC Network reported that he was in “good spirits” during its live broadcast of the game.
McLemore was averaging 7.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 71 blocks prior to Saturday’s game. He recorded one point, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal against in the 84-75 loss at South Carolina.
Auburn has eight remaining scholarship players in the wake of McLemore’s injury. The Tigers currently lead the SEC men’s basketball standings with a 11-3 record in conference play.