West Virginia's Butler has sprained knee

April, 3, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS -- West Virginia star Da'Sean Butler said doctors have told him he has a sprained left knee and didn't expect to find more serious damage once they re-examine him in a few days.

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AP Photo/Chris SteppigWest Virginia's Da'Sean Butler holds his left leg after colliding with Duke's Brian Zoubek.
Butler was injured with 8:59 left to play in the Mountaineers' 78-57 loss to Duke in Saturday night's national semifinal game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Butler, a senior from Newark, N.J., was hurt while driving to the basket. He said he planted his left foot to hop toward the basket, but planted too hard. His knee buckled and he fell to the court.

"It wasn't that big of a deal," Butler said. "It scared me because I've never hurt anything before. You see all these people get hurt, and I was afraid it happened to me."

Butler, who was named a second-team All-America by the Associated Press earlier this week, scored 10 points on 2-for-8 shooting in 28 minutes.

Mark Schlabach | email

College Football and Basketball

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