Florida’s Micah Handlogten suffers gruesome injury, stretchered off court – 24 Global News | Latest International Breaking News Today

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Florida Gators center Micah Handlogten was involved in a scary moment during the SEC Conference Tournament final on Sunday against the Auburn Tigers.

In the opening minutes of the game, Handlogten was going for a rebound but he came down awkwardly on his leg. He was stretchered off the floor and a team spokesman later said he suffered a broken leg and was taken to a hospital for further tests.

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Micah Handlogten on the floor

Florida head coach Todd Golden kneels next to center Micah Handlogten after he injured his leg during the game against Auburn at the Southeastern Conference tournament Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Handlogten had two rebounds in two minutes of play. The sound of his bone breaking was apparently heard on television and blood was visible on the back of his calf, according to The Associated Press.

The 7-foot-1 sophomore transferred to Florida from Marshall after the 2022-23 season. He was averaging 5.5 points and 7.1 rebounds this season as the Gators pushed to get into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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He wasn’t contributing too much in the scoring department, but had a knack for the rebound. He had 14 total rebounds in the three SEC Tournament games before going up against Auburn in the final.

Micah Handlogten on the stretcher

Florida Gators center Micah Handlogten is met by teammates as he is wheeled off the court at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Denny Simmons/The Tennessean/USA Today Network)

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Auburn would later wrap up the win and the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, 86-67.

Auburn’s Johni Broome led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Denver Jones added 11 points. 

Gators guard Zayin Pullin led the team with 15 points and two assists. Florida’s Thomas Haugh had 11 points and four rebounds off the bench. 

Micah Handlogten tended to by officials

Florida Gators center Micah Handlogten is comforted by Florida Gators head coach Todd Golden as trainers treat a leg injury during the Auburn Tigers game, March 17, 2024, in Nashville. (Getty Images)

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Florida now has to wait to see whether the committee will include them in the field of 68.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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