Mar 10, 2006, 11:35 PM EDT
A very scary situation for Allan Ray and Villanova occurred when Ray was inadvertently poked in they eye by a Pittsburgh player Friday night in Big East Tournament play. Ray was going for a loose ball and hit. From the shot they showed on T.V. it almost looked as if an inordinate amount of white in Ray’s eye was visible as if his eye was popped out of place. Ray immediately went to the ground and was writhing in pain screaming over and over that he couldn’t see. Ray was taken to the hospital and the severity of the injury was unknown.
While Villanova’s hopes of winning the Big East Tournament and becoming the number one ranked team in the nation were crushed with the loss to Pittsburgh, their hopes of reaching the final four and winning a national championship just got exponentially more difficult.
Let’s hope Ray will be alright. Updates to follow.
Update: Early word is that the injury doesn’t appear to be severe. Maybe his eye didn’t really pop out.
Update2: Allan Ray can see fine, his vision is fine, "not a scratch." I could have swore his eye popped out. Now that is bizarre.
YouTube VIDEO after the jump
This one is the same one they have on Deadspin.
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