Jahii Carson injury: ASU star dealing with minor 'stress reaction'

Jahii Carson lead ASU in scoring last season averaging 18.5 points per game - USA TODAY Sports

Jahii Carson's injury is light but it still comes as a surprise to start the season.

It was revealed at the first Arizona State basketball practice of the season this morning that sophomore point guard Jahii Carson is dealing with a "stress reaction" in his right tibia.

"Before we picked it up the coaches decided and you know the doctor and everything told me to take about a week and a half off," Carson said.

Carson lifted weights and had a limited role in practice Monday morning.

"If we had a game tonight, he could play," head coach Herb Sendek said.

Sendek also stated that Carson will receive shoe inserts to help with the problem. Sendek added that limiting Carson in practice is only a "precautionary measure."

"I got a little stress reaction in my tibia, I've been having shin splints ever since last year so the coaches decided to give me a little rest," Carson said. " I'm only doing the ball handling and the free throw shooting and the spot up shooting."

The stress reaction means there is a chance for a stress fracture. The reaction is only classified as a grade one reaction. A grade three is the highest meaning Carson's risk for an actual fracture to occur is low.

"I played a lot of minutes last year so it's good for me to get some time off," Carson said. "To take some time off and get my body rejuvenated is good for me."

Carson averaged 18.5 points, 5.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals across 37.2 minutes per game in his first season with Arizona State last year.

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