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Junior guard suffers severe case of whiplash
Marquette leading scorer Travis Diener was undergoing additional treatment Wednesday, one day after injuring his neck in the Golden Eagles' game against Charlotte.
Marquette coach Tom Crean told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that a decision has yet to be made regarding Diener's playing status. Marquette plays host to DePaul on Saturday. Diener is said to want to play, but a timetable for his return hasn't been determined.
Crean said that Diener, who was diagnosed with hyperflexion, or a severe case of whiplash, did not sustain neuromuscular damage Tuesday night when Charlotte center Calvin Clemmons went for a fake and came down hard on top of Diener with 13:03 left in Charlotte's eventual 84-76 victory.
Diener's neck appeared to snap back before he fell hard to the floor. He stayed on the floor for more than eight minutes, but was moving his legs throughout. A medical crew decided to strap Diener into a stretcher and immobilize his neck.
Charlotte's home crowd cheered Diener before he was wheeled off the court and sent to a local hospital. He was released after having an X-ray and CT scan.
"He certainly didn't want to leave but I gave him the ultimatum that there's no choice here," Crean told reporters after the game. "Your career and your season is far more important than one half of basketball."
According to Crean, Diener was sitting upright wearing a neck brace and watching film on the team's return flight to Milwaukee late Tuesday night. Diener watched video of the play in which he was hurt.
Diener, a native of Fond du Lac, Wis., came into the game averaging 17.5 points and 6.3 assists.