Jacob Pullen woke up today in pain and with a swollen wrist, but that appears to be the extent of his injury.
Pullen’s father, Jerome, said by phone this afternoon that his son had a X-Ray test Tuesday morning and that the results of that examination revealed no broken bones.
“They didn’t see anything that looked like a break,” Jerome Pullen said. “He was in a little bit of pain, but when I talked to him this morning he said, ‘It doesn’t look like it’s anything. They can’t see anything right now.’”
Jacob Pullen injured his right wrist late Monday night during a 75-70 victory over seventh-ranked Texas. He logged 36 minutes of playing time, and continued to score while predominantly using his off hand in the game’s closing moments.
K-State is now confirming that Jacob Pullen has been cleared to play Saturday’s game against Iowa State. The school is classifying his injury as a bruise. He is not expected to miss any practice time.
Jerome Pullen said his son was hesitant to take any medicine until he knew the extent of his injury, which appears to be nothing more than a sprain. But he did take some aspirin before traveling home to Manhattan on Monday.
On Tuesday, he felt well enough to attend his normal slate of classes, insisting on taking a test in one class despite an offer to reschedule.
“I encouraged him to take the test later, but he said he wanted to take it now,” Jerome Pullen said. “He told me, ‘I’ve got another test next week in another class and I don’t want to fall behind with everything that’s going on. I want to take it now so I can keep on top of everything.’ He has really matured since high school.”