Issac Haas says he’ll try to play in NCAA Tournament after getting brace from Purdue engineering students

Issac Haas told reporters Thursday that he will try to play for Purdue in the NCAA Tournament after receiving a new elbow brace designed by the university’s engineering students.

Haas fractured his right elbow last Friday after a fall in the first round of the tournament and was initially ruled out for the season. Even if Haas feels healthy enough, he would need to have a brace approved by the NCAA before he takes the court again in a game. He told reporters that he would practice in the brace Thursday and hopefully be able to contribute for Purdue against third-seeded Texas Tech on Friday night (9:57 p.m. ET, TBS) in Boston.

Issac Haas shows off new brace, will try to play again in NCAA Tournament

Haas was  initially ruled out for the season after the injury, but he was able to go through some drills with the Boilermakers on the practice court on Saturday. The 7-foot-2 senior did not have an approved brace Sunday when Purdue beat 10th-seeded Butler.

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.

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