Simas Lukosiuš, a former University of Cincinnati Bearcat basketball player, was reportedly involved in a pedestrian accident near the campus on Jefferson Avenue. Disclosed by UC coach Wes Miller during his radio appearance on WLW-AM (700), the incident even caused Miller’s tardiness for the show.
Miller shared that Lukosiuš suffered a leg bruise from the accident. Luckily, Bearcat Senior Associate AD/Head basketball athletic trainer Bob Mangine is looking after him and reassured UC that Lukosiuš will be re-evaluated the following day.
While no official statement has been made regarding Lukosiuš’s status for the upcoming game against Florida Gulf Coast, it is presumed that his injuries are not severe. The player had previously rolled an ankle during the game against Howard this week, where UC secured a victory in overtime.
Lukosiuš, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound junior from Lithuania, joined UC from Butler in April. He has been scoring an average of 8.7 points per game, and his performance helped secure a recent win against Howard, where he single-handedly scored all three 3-pointers for UC.
An official police report about the accident is pending, as both The Enquirer and the University of Cincinnati are awaiting further details.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: UC Bearcat Simas Lukosius was hit by a vehicle but should be fine
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