What we know about Alabama basketball's Jahvon Quinerly knee injury in NCAA Tournament
Alabama men's basketball guard Jahvon Quinerly suffered a left knee injury early in the first half of a 2022 NCAA Tournament first-round game against Notre Dame.
Quinerly, a 6-foot-1 guard, is in his third season as a member of the Alabama men's basketball team. He played the 2018-19 season at Villanova as a freshman before transferring to Alabama.
Before the injury, Quinerly played three minutes Friday and had one assist while going 0-for-2 on a pair of 3-point shots.
When did Jahvon Quinerly injure his knee?
Jahvon Quinerly injured his right knee with 16:31 left in the first half of the game against Notre Dame.
How did the Jahvon Quinerly injury occur?
Alabama forward Keon Ellis grabbed a defensive rebound with 16:33 left in the first half.
On the drive, Quinerly went down clutching at his left knee as he lay on the baseline.
How serious is the Jahvon Quinerly knee injury?
It's unclear the exact severity of the Jahvon Quinerly injury.
It was announced midway through the first half on the TNT broadcast that Quinerly would be out for the remainder of the game against Notre Dame.
Quinerly was also shown in Viejas Arena on crutches.
"The doctor didn't think it was good," Alabama head coach Nate Oats said after the game. "We just don't want to speculate on what it is yet until we get an MRI. Don't know."
Oats said Quinerly will undergo an MRI when the team returns to Alabama.
Did Jahvon Quinerly return to the Alabama bench?
Late in the game, Jahvon Quinerly was shown on the Alabama bench.
Quinerly had a large, black brace on his left knee, and he was wearing a red Alabama hooded sweatshirt.
What are Jahvon Quinerly's stats at Alabama this season?
During the 2021-22 season, Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 14.3 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game.
He scored a season-high 26 points against South Dakota State on Nov. 12, 2021. Quinerly notched a season-high nine assists against Missouri on Jan. 22, 2022.
Quinerly played in each of Alabama's first 33 games this season. He started 27 times for the Crimson Tide, including against Notre Dame.
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The Alabama men’s basketball program made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament during the 1974-75 season. Alabama has never reached the Final Four. The furthest Alabama has advanced in the NCAA Tournament is to the Elite Eight in 2003-04.
The 2022 NCAA Tournament Final Four in New Orleans starts Saturday, April 2. The NCAA Tournament national championship game is scheduled to take place Monday, April 4.