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Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

Andre Hollins

Minnesota’s Andre Hollins grimaces after being helped off the floor following an injury in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle.

He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and on crutches.

But according to reports, it appears that Hollins’ injury isn’t incredibly serious. Jeff Borzello of says he will be out for 7-10 days. Jeff Goodman of says that his status for Minnesota’s game on Sunday is still uncertain. Amelia Rayno of the Star-Tribune called it a “severe ankle sprain” and hinted that he could be out for two weeks.

In other words, no one is really sure just how bad the sprain is at this point, but with injuries like this, the concern isn’t whether or not he can damage the ankle anymore. It’s pain tolerance and whether or not the team can wait for the player to get fully healthy.

The good news for Minnesota?

Given the way that Dre Mathieu, Malik Smith and Mo Walker played last night, it’s clear that Minnesota can still be very competitive without Hollins on the floor.

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