Virginia’s win over Notre Dame on Saturday was an emotional affair as the Hoos sent the seniors off in style with a 62-57 victory. It wasn’t drama-free, however. With 5:36 left in the first half against the Irish, Virginia’s superstar guard Kyle Guy crumpled to the floor holding his knee after what appeared to be an off-ball collision. He left the court with UVA’s trainer, Ethan Saliba, but returned to the bench shortly after.
After halftime, Guy came back out to the bench with a new brace, and would play eight minutes in the second half.
According to Norm Wood of the Daily Press, it was an MCL sprain:
Brad Franklin from CavsCorner followed up with this:
#UVa’s Tony Bennett says Guy "looked better and was feeling good" today during practice.— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) March 5, 2018
While any injury is not ideal, the news of an MCL sprain is better than some of the alternatives. Guy being able to contribute in the ACC and NCAA tournaments for the Hoos is huge for Virginia’s chance at post-season success.
Over the last two games, Guy has struggled from the field, putting up 10 points and going a combined 4-for-17 from the field and 0-for-4 from three against Louisville and Notre Dame in 55 minutes. On the season, Guy leads the Hoos with 13.9 points per game and is averaging 40% from the field and 38% from three.
Sunday, Guy was named to the All-ACC first team for his outstanding performance all season.