Indianapolis Butler center Matt Howard was held out of Sunday’s practice and could miss Monday night’s NCAA championship game with a concussion.
Team trainer Ryan Galloy said Howard took two blows in Saturday’s 52-50 victory over Michigan State, first banging his head on the floor after a violent collision with two other players and then taking an elbow to the head after he returned to the game. After the second shot, he again left the floor and did not come back.
Galloy described the injury as the “mildest of mild concussions.”
“He was woozy, kind of out of it, lethargic, he had a headache,” Galloy said. “After the game, he was fine. He wasn’t feeling sick, he ate.”
Howard is scheduled to be re-evaluated this morning.