Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Joseph Fulce has knee contusion
ESPN.com news services
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette senior forward Joseph Fulce has been diagnosed with a severe bone contusion after injuring his left knee Tuesday night, but the school hasn't ruled out his eventual return to the court.
Fulce was taken to the hospital after falling to the court in obvious pain during the second half of the Golden Eagles' victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Fulce had problems with the same knee earlier in the season.
Coach Buzz Williams said after the game that he feared the worst.
"He's got a shot knee," Williams said. "It's been shot. I would say it's completely shot. That's all I know."
Marquette forward Jae Crowder said it was difficult to listen to Fulce scream in pain as the crowd fell silent.
"I knew it was the same knee that he just came back from," Crowder said. "I knew it was serious. Then the screaming that I heard and everybody else heard really shut me down."
The school says Fulce is doubtful for Saturday's game against Wisconsin, and his future availability will be based on his response to treatment.
Senior guard Dwight Buycks, who missed Tuesday's game with a sprained ankle, is probable for Saturday's game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.