Texas Tech fans are holding our breath regarding Devan Cambridge’s health
One potentially negative development from this game was an apparent left foot or ankle injury to starting wing Devan Cambridge. After rolling his ankle earlier in the game, Cambridge got tangled up with Lamar Washington and had to be helped off the floor in the middle of the second half.
When he exited, he was not putting any weight on his left leg. Of course, he did not return.
Finishing the night with nine points and four boards in just 18 minutes of play, he was again on his way to a productive evening until he was injured. Now, Tech could be looking at an extended stretch without this critical starter.
In fact, Georgia transfer Kye’Ron Lindsay saw his first action of the season in this game in case Cambridge is out for several games. The original plan had been for Lindsay to redshirt but after the game, McCasland confirmed that Lindsay would play if Cambridge is unable to return quickly.
Tech has five games over the course of the next month until Big 12 play begins. Hopefully, that will be enough time for Cambridge to heal.
If it isn’t, this team could be in deep trouble. Entering Wednesday, Cambridge was third on the team in points (10.7 p.p.g.), third in rebounds (4.6 per game), and fourth in minutes played (27 per game).
The Red Raiders won’t play again until Tuesday so we may not know anything certain about his status for several days. Until then, Red Raider fans will be holding our breath.