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Arizona basketball: Parker Jackson-Cartwright exits with apparent leg injury against Texas Southern

The injury bug bites the Wildcats again

NCAA Basketball: Northern Colorado at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Parker Jackson-Cartwright has a high-ankle sprain and will be out for a “considerable amount of time.”

Original story follows:

Arizona Wildcats starting point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright exited with 12:27 left in the first half against Texas Southern with an apparent leg injury on Wednesday night.

Early indications suggest it is an ankle injury and Jackson-Cartwright is doubtful to return, though there has been no official word from the UA.

Jackson-Cartwright got tangled up trying to defend around a screen, and was called for a defensive foul on the play.

Jackson-Cartwright immediately had a noticeable limp after the sequence, but stayed in the game for a short time before being removed and sent to the locker room.

The point guard remained in the locker room for the rest of the first half and did not return for the second half as it began.

Kobi Simmons and Kadeem Allen manned the point guard position in Jackson-Cartwright’s absence, as well as walk-on Tyler Trillo who played for a brief moment in the first half.

With Jackson-Cartwright sidelined, Arizona is down to seven healthy scholarship players.

Jackson-Cartwright was averaging 9.0 points and a team-high 6.0 assists coming into Wednesday’s game.

Arizona led Texas Southern 45-26 at halftime.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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