Louisville guard Russ Smith sprained his left ankle and was helped off the court with the Cardinals trailing the Memphis Tigers 29-19 on the road. He did manage to return, however, despite favoring the ankle.
Smith landed awkwardly on an opposing player after taking a shot. He couldn't put any weight on the ankle and was re-taped on the bench before walking to the locker room. Prior to his injury, Smith was struggling to find a rhythm against Memphis, shooting 1-of-7 from the field, including missing all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. Four of his six points were scored from the free-throw line.
Smith has improved every season at Louisville and leads the team in scoring as a junior. He's averaging 20.3 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists.