UConn’s Gilbert Sidelined Again, This Time With Eye Injury

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UConn point guard Alterique Gilbert has been ruled out indefinitely because of an injury to his right eye on Thursday night in the Huskies final regular-season home game.

Gilbert has missed much of his three seasons in Storrs with shoulder issues. He has played in 25 games this season, averaging 12.6 points and 3.6 assists.

The 6-foot redshirt sophomore was battling for a rebound in the 78-71 loss to Temple when he took an arm to the face. He collapsed to the floor and was bleeding profusely from the nose. He was treated at Hartford Hospital for undisclosed facial injuries and released on Friday.

Gilbert won't play Sunday at East Carolina.

UConn (14-16, 5-12) has played the last seven games without star guard Jalen Adams, who suffered a knee injury in January. It's unclear if either will return for next week's American Athletic Conference tournament.

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