Jamar Smith Injures Ankle in Season Opening Blowout

Illini - Austin Peay
Smith gets checked by trainer Al Martindale.

Lots of positives in Illinois' 80-35 season-opening runaway against Austin Peay, but the big nagging negative was Jamar Smith limping off to the bench with an injured ankle. Smith led all scores with 19. Coach Bruce Weber said they think it's just a sprain and they'll do x-rays tomorrow to be sure. Recap. Thread.

Update: Jamar will be out 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain.

Photos by Cary Frye courtesy of fryeimages.

More photos of the game after the jump!

Chester Frazier
Chester Frazier lays in two of his 7 points, Frazier also had 5 rebounds and a team high 8 assist.

Brian Randle
Brian Randle.

Brian Randle

Brian Randle

Illini - Austin Peay
Illinois guard Trent Meacham—showing his hardnosed style of play—made his Illini debut scoring 8 points.

Brian Carlwell
Freshman Brian Carlwell will not redshirt.

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