2018 NCAA Tournament: Photo of Isaac Haas’ potential new elbow brace surfaces

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Isaac Haas could be getting a new (and potentially approved) elbow brace ahead of the Sweet 16.

Haas, Purdue’s 7-foot-2 big man, fractured his right elbow when he fell in a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament last Friday. Haas was initially ruled out for the season, but he was able to go through some drills with the Boilermakers on the practice court.

Even if Haas can play with the injury, he won’t be able to enter a game without an NCAA-approved brace — something he did not have last Sunday when second-seeded Purdue beat Butler in the second round. But Haas might’ve found his solution.

Reddit user CammerJammer posted a photo of Haas in a new elbow brace to r/Purdue. The Redditor said is father had worked with Big Ten teams in the past and fit players for braces. The brace in the photo is much less bulky as the one Haas practiced in last week.

Photo surfaces of Isaac Haas’ new elbow brace

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Sports Illustrated also tweeted out the photo of Haas in a brace.

It is unclear when the photo was taken, however. The post went up early Thursday morning, but since Haas is in a full uniform, it makes it likely the picture was taken last weekend.

Purdue did tweet a series of photos from the team’s practice in Boston on Wednesday. Haas is on the practice court and not in a brace in one of the pictures.

Earlier in the week, Purdue coach Matt Painter said that some Purdue engineering students were going to try to create and NCAA-approved brace for Haas, who is averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.

Purdue is back on the court Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Boilermakers face No. 3 seed Texas Tech during the East Regionals in Boston (9:57 p.m. ET, TBS).

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