Vanderbilt basketball center Liam Robbins out for season with injury

Vanderbilt basketball center Liam Robbins out for season with injury

Vanderbilt basketball center Liam Robbins will miss the rest of the season because of a leg injury, the program confirmed on Twitter on Friday.

Robbins suffered the injury four minutes into the Commodores’ win against Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He went down grabbing his lower leg and had to be helped off the court.

Even without Robbins and freshman center Lee Dort, Vanderbilt went on to win the game, 68-66, thanks to 23 points from Jordan Wright, including two shots in the final minute that sealed the victory. It was the Commodores’ first win at Rupp Arena since 2007.

Robbins averaged 15 points and 6.8 rebounds per game before the injury.

Vanderbilt (17-13, 10-7 SEC) hosts its final game of the regular season against Mississippi State (20-10, 8-9) at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday (7:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network). Robbins will be one of three players honored in the team’s senior night ceremony.

This is the fourth leg injury that has caused Robbins to miss time in two years at Vanderbilt. He missed most of the season with foot and ankle injuries in 2021-22 and also missed four games with an ankle sprain earlier in 2023.

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