Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Sills 'OK' after hard fall at LSU
Arkansas' Desi Sills makes a shot over Missouri's Jordan Geist Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Arkansas won 72-60.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said freshman guard Desi Sills is OK after a hard fall in the second half of the Razorbacks' 90-89 win at LSU on Saturday.
After committing his second turnover of the game with 12:57 to play, Sills chased Tigers guard Skylar Mays to the other end of the floor and contested a dunk attempt, fouling Mays in the process. Sills fell to the floor, landing on his right side, and remained down before being assisted off the court by longtime trainer Dave England and strength and conditioning coach Dave Richardson.
Sills did not return to the game.
"He’s OK. I think he’s going to be OK," Anderson said Monday on the SEC coaches teleconference. "Probably bruised some ribs or something. It knocked the wind out of him, I know that. But without a doubt, our bench is a strength of our team. Jalen Harris fouled out and you need another ballhandler in there, but I was proud of the guys that were out there."
Sills is averaging 3.6 points and 1.2 assists in 14.6 minutes per game in SEC play.
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