Kansas freshman Carlton Bragg injured on South Korea trip

It didn’t take long for an injury to occur during practice for the World University Games.

In a statement from Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self, it was revealed that incoming freshman Carlton Bragg suffered a badly broken nose during a session at Gwangju High School in South Korea.

“Hopefully he won’t miss very much. A turned ankle is a worse injury than a broken nose,” Self said, via NBC Sports. “Although the broken nose hurts bad, and there were no concussion symptoms, it’s one that you can come back. You just have to play without being nervous getting hit.

“It would be nice to find a mask but I don’t think we’ll be able to. He can’t hurt it any worse. We’ll wait to have surgery when he gets back to straighten it up. He should be fine.”

Just how bad is the broken nose? Let’s just say, “OUCH!”

Photo Credit: @MichaelGraves11

The United States — which is a team comprised mostly of the Kansas Jayhawks players — will begin tournament play on Friday with a game against Turkey.

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