Butler's Clarke says he's feeling better
Guard Rotnei Clarke says he is feeling better and hopes to return to action soon for No. 14 Butler.
Clarke, the Bulldogs' top scorer, has already been ruled out of Wednesday night's home game against Richmond and Saturday night's showdown with No. 8 Gonzaga because of a sprained neck. It's still unclear how much more time Clarke will miss.
"I feel very blessed that day, that I was even able to walk out of that hospital. Puts a lot of things in perspective when something like that happens. Shows you that your health and the people around you are more important than the actual game. It puts a lot of things in perspective," Clarke said Tuesday.
In his first comments since crashing head-first into a padded basket support during last Saturday's game at Dayton, Clarke said he wants to get back as soon as he can. He is averaging 16.3 points per game.
The Bulldogs (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) also want him back, but coach Brad Stevens says they will not risk further injury by rushing Clarke back onto the court.
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