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WVU Interim HC Josh Eilert Gives First Reaction to Farrakhan, Kriisa Injuries

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Following West Virginia’s road loss to TCU on Monday night, interim HC Josh Eilert provided a first reaction to guards Kerr Kriisa and Noah Farrakhan, who got injured in the final minutes of the game.

Kriisa (shoulder) and Farrakhan (ankle) got injured on the same play and both were on the ground for a little bit. Kriisa was able to walk off and sit on the bench while Farrakhan needed help sitting down.

Broadcaster Tony Caridi asked Eilert about the injuries.

“First impressions, you talk to the trainers, it doesn’t seem like it’s nearly as bad as it probably looked in person,” Eilert said. “I was a little worried with Noah. Kerr has had his shoulder injuries that he’s fought over the course of his career. Whatever happened with that screen is concerning. Noah’s issue doesn’t seem to be nearly as bad as what it probably looked on the floor. I was worried that maybe that was an Achilles or something like that the way he went down. But hopefully, it’s just an ankle and a light ankle sprain and we can work through that this week.”

Kriisa (suspension) and Farrakhan (waiver) both missed games early in the season but they were non-injury related. The guard duo has been healthy on the floor when available.

Kriisa is averaging 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists on 43% shooting from three. Farrakhan is recording 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

West Virginia’s next game is at home vs. No. 13 Baylor on Saturday night.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. John Wright

    February 13, 2024 at 11:50 pm

    WVU basketball team stinks this year. Coach had zero passion. He never even talks during games. Deer in head lights.

  2. Fred

    February 14, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    You’re not going to win with a videographer as your headcoach, bring back Huggins and we’ll win.

  3. David C Sawyer

    February 14, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    Until Baker and Gee are gone, Hugs won’t be back. Their egos are to big.

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