Posted January 15, 2013 on
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Guard Rotnei Clarke says he is feeling better and hopes to return to action soon for No. 14 Butler.
Clarke, the Bulldogs' top scorer, has already been ruled out of Wednesday night's home game against Richmond and Saturday night's showdown with No. 8 Gonzaga because of a sprained neck. It's still unclear how much more time Clarke will miss.
In his first comments since crashing head-first into a padded basket support during last Saturday's game at Dayton, Clarke said he wants to get back as soon as he can. He is averaging 16.3 points per game.
The Bulldogs (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) also want him back, but coach Brad Stevens says they will not risk further injury by rushing Clarke back onto the court.
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No. 9 Butler will play without leading scorer Rotnei Clarke on Wednesday at La Salle.
Coach Brad Stevens says Clarke will miss his third straight game with a severely sprained neck. No decision has yet been made about Saturday's home game against Temple.
Clarke was hurt when he crashed head-first into a padded basket support at Dayton on Jan. 12.
But Clarke's absence hasn...
Butler will play its next two games without leading scorer Rotnei Clarke.
The 13th-ranked Bulldogs said Monday night that a sprained neck will keep the 6-foot guard out of Wednesday night's home game against Richmond and Saturday's showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse with No. 8 Gonzaga.
Team trainer Ryan Galloy says Clarke visited a specialist earlier in the day and that the...
If Butler is to continue its longest winning streak in nearly two years, it must do so without leading scorer Rotnei Clarke.
Hoping to get by minus their injured senior guard, the No. 13 Bulldogs try for a 12th consecutive victory Wednesday night against Richmond in their first Atlantic 10 home game.
Butler (14-2, 2-0) is off to its best start since opening 19-1 in 2008-09, but...