St. John’s Branch Has MCL Sprain

St. John’s sophomore guard Jamal Branch was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his left knee Monday after he was examined by Dr. Osric King, the school announced.

The 6-foot-3 Branch injured the knee in Saturday’s loss 68-56 loss at Georgetown.

An MRI will take place Tuesday.

Branch is undergoing physical therapy and his status for Wednesday’s game against UConn is uncertain.

“Because we’re so young, we need to be as close to full strength as we can be,” St. John’s coach Steve Lavin said Saturday, according to “We hope he’s gonna be OK. We don’t have enough information at this point from the trainers and the doctors, other than the sprained knee.”

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