Wall's cramps affect game second time

For the second time this season, freshman guard John Wall had to leave the game because of leg cramps.

For the second time this season, freshman guard John Wall had to leave the game because of leg cramps. This time it came early in the second half even though he returned to spark UK's late game-winning rally and finished with 17 points, four assists, two steals and one rebound in 36 minutes to offset his five turnovers, including four in the first half.

Calipari said he didn't ask Wall after the game what the problem was, but that he may have to consider letting him take himself out twice each half before TV timeouts to make sure he doesn't overexert himself.

"I may have rode him too long in this game, trying to get by. Eric (Bledsoe) was fine. I thought that he played well and I could have played him at point if I needed to." Wall said he drank plenty of Gatorade and ate bananas before the game — two things that are supposed to prevent cramping.

"I am just using so much energy," Wall said. "I am playing at another level now that I have never played at. Coach Calipari makes you play at a higher level than you ever have. It's got me playing so much better and harder. I am nowhere near where I was on that level when I came in here. Hopefully the cramping is no big deal. You just get it rubbed down and then go play some more."


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