University of Minnesota men’s basketball freshman Kevin Dorsey is expected to miss Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee with a bruised left heel, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Star Tribune on Monday.
Dorsey had an MRI on Thursday following a tough fall in last week’s 70-52 win over Chicago State at Williams Arena.
Dorsey left Wednesday’s game with 11:27 left in the first half after landing awkwardly from a layup. Dorsey was fouled on the drive, but missed the extra shot.
The 5-11 guard limped down to the training room and returned at halftime in a walking boot and on crutches.
“He landed on it pretty tough,” coach Richard Pitino said then. “He is a tough kid, and he said he is in pain.”
The team is hopeful that Dorsey will return for the Big Ten opener at Ohio State on Dec. 30, the source said.
Dorsey came into Wednesday’s game averaging 20.5 minutes a game, and has played a big role in pushing the Gophers’ pace off the bench. The Maryland native is one of Minnesota’s better defenders and the key to Pitino’s signature press, a distinction that might not show in the stats, but is obvious from the eye test. Dorsey was averaging 7.9 points and 2.9 rebounds a game coming into Wednesday.