INDIANAPOLIS – For the past two days Rotnei Clarke has seen a number of doctors and taken a few tests to determine how badly he injured his neck when he went head first into the padding behind the basket Saturday at Dayton.
Now Butler has a better idea of just how long the guard may be out.
On Monday night the school announced that Clarke will miss at least the next two Butler games as he continues to heal from his neck sprain. This new information comes after the senior guard visited a spine specialist on Monday.
“Based on that visit and his previous examinations, we felt it was in his best interest to hold him out this week,” said Butler Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Galloy in a statement released from the school. “He is making progress and we will continue to evaluate him.”
Clarke has not been cleared for “full physical practice” and will miss Butler’s games at home this week against Richmond (Wednesday) and Gonzaga (Saturday). Clarke leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 16.3 points per game.