Carson texted CBS Sports, saying his shins were killing him, but he isn't panicking. The Sun Devils are taking extra precautions with their star player as well, with a source close to the program telling CBS Sports limiting Carson's practice is mainly a precautionary measure.
The House of Sparky reports that Carson lifted weights and had a limited role in practice on Monday, but that head coach Herb Sendek said if the Sun Devils had a game, he would be playing.
The Pac-12 named Carson one of the freshmen of the year after he averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds a game. He led the Pac-12 in total points scored, minutes per game, field goals attempted and field goals made.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the young guard for his sophomore campaign. He was named as a CBS Sports' third-team preseason All-American. He was named to The Sporting News' preseason second team All-American team and was called one of the top five sleeper All-Americans by USA Today.