Grand Rapids Christian’s Kobe Bufkin suffers from broken wrist
Grand Rapids Christian’s Kobe Bufkin suffered a broken left wrist during Saturday’s game at Catholic Central.
That’s what the x-rays revealed of the University of Michigan’s basketball engagement and Mr. Basketball’s candidate, who rose for a block and fell hard in the 59-44 loss of the Eagles vs. Cougars.
“We hope he will be back, but we don’t have a schedule at the moment,” said coach Christian Eric Taylor. “Kobe is going to meet his doctor tomorrow and receive advice.
“He’s definitely in a good mood. He is hopeful that he will be able to return. For now, just being in practice, being a leader, cheering on your teammates and being an extension of the coaching staff will be huge for our team.
The weekend started off well for Bufkin, who scored his 1,000th career point in Friday night’s win over Northview. The Eagles then traveled to Catholic Central for a showdown between two of the region’s top teams.
Taylor said he was concerned Bufkin also suffered a concussion during the impact. However, Taylor added that was not the case.
“When he fell I saw how awkward he landed,” Taylor said. “At first I hoped for the best and feared the worst. It didn’t look good. I was there to help him and have a conversation with him, and he was in pain. I asked him if he could dribble the ball, and he said no. I knew he was not well placed with regard to this injury.
“I thought for sure he was going to have a concussion because he had hit his head as well. I was hoping we would get it back, but in the same breath I thought it would be a lot more serious than it was.
The Eagles will be back in action Tuesday when they host Forest Hills Northern in an OK White Conference game at 7 p.m. ET.