Source: Martin (ankle) to return 'real soon'

Less than a minute into his college career, LSU freshman forward Jarell Martin sprained his ankle in the Tigers' opener at Massachusetts and didn't return. Sources tell TSD's Ben Love that Martin will be back "real soon."

LSU freshman forward Jarell Martin left the Tigers' 92-90 loss in the season opener at Massachusetts 33 seconds into the game with a sprained ankle.

Martin landed awkwardly after a dunk attempt against the Minutemen and immediately came out of the game, limping. The 6-10, 240-pound McDonald's All-American did not return after trainers re-wrapped the ankle. It was reported Martin sprained the ankle.

According to multiple sources very close to the situation, the injury is not serious or long-term. Said one source: "He'll be all right. He'll be back real soon."

The Tigers play next at home Saturday night against in-state foe Northwestern State.

In Martin's place Tuesday morning, LSU turned to sophomore Shane Hammink at small forward along with senior Shavon Coleman.

Martin (ankle) will be back 'real soon'


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