Maryland's Jake Layman suffers eye injury vs. UVa, returns

Maryland's Jake Layman suffers eye injury vs. UVa, returns
February 10, 2014, 9:45 pm
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(Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Maryland sophomore forward Jake Layman was sidelined after taking what appeared to be an incidental finger to the eye from Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon with just over four minutes remaining in the first half on Monday night in Charlottesville.

After being hit, Layman crumpled to the floor and was helped to the bench following a referee’s whistle. He was then tended to by a team trainer on the sideline.

According to ESPN’s broadcast before halftime, the eye is swollen and has been flushed repeatedly with saline in hopes of reducing the swelling. Before being injured, Layman had three points and three steals.

An image of the moment of contact is below:

UPDATE 10 February, 2014, 11:39 p.m.

Layman returned to the floor for the second half of the game after being tended to by trainers. According to the game's broadcast, Layman's vision was slightly affected by the injury. He would finish the game with five points on 2-of-5 shooting.

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