Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler University announced on Friday
that guard Rotnei Clarke has been cleared to return to game action, which
continues on Saturday with a home contest against Temple.
"Rotnei has remained symptom free, and he's gone through full-contact practice
with the team," said Butler head athletic trainer Ryan Galloy. "As long as
there are no unexpected changes, hes cleared to begin playing in games."
Clarke was originally cleared for practice on Thursday after suffering a neck
injury on Jan. 12. He had been carted off on a stretcher during the first
half of a game against Dayton.
The Bulldogs' leading scorer (16.3 ppg) was injured on a fastbreak play,
where he took a hard foul from Dayton's Matt Derenbecker and collided head
first into the padded area of the backboard stand. He remained on the
ground for several minutes before he was helped onto a stretcher.
Butler has gone 2-1 since the game against Dayton, including a 54-53 loss to
La Salle on Wednesday.
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