Over the weekend, Iowa State may have won at the Men’s College Basketball National Championship, but March Madness took out one of their key players, Georges Niang. When the Cyclones took on North Carolina’s Central University on Friday night, the star forward that towers at 6’7” was injured and broke his 5th metatarsal bone in his right foot.
Niang is a key player because he plays well both inside and outside, and can handle the ball. With an injury of this type, Niang is out for the rest of the season, and will be unable to contribute to the team’s fate in this year’s March Madness. This leaves all of the pressure on Cyclone teammates DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim. So far things are working out, as they beat the North Carolina Panthers during Sunday’s game.
Niang’s full recovery will take 6 or more weeks. In the middle of all of the hype surrounding his foot, he took to Twitter to divert attention and cheer his team on saying, “This isn’t about me this isn’t about my injury it’s about the cyclones and we are still dancing!! I love my team and #cyclONEnation.” Although he is disappointed about the end of the season coming a little early, he knows that giving his foot time to heal is a priority.
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By: Michael Wiles