Mar 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Georges Niang (31) is injured during the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference college basketball tournament at Sprint Center. Iowa State won 94-83. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball: Here's Georges Niang's bloody injury against Kansas Jayhawks


Either missed or didn’t get enough of Georges Niang’s bloody injury around his eye? We’ve got more pictures and a video to go along with it.

Mar 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Georges Niang (31) is injured during the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference college basketball tournament at Sprint Center. Iowa State won 94-83. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Toward the end of the Big 12 semifinal game between Iowa State and Kansas, Niang was in position on defense against Brannen Greene as Greene was going up for a layup. As Greene was coming down, his elbow slams right above Niang’s eye, hitting a blood vessel that causes blood to gush all around the sophomore forward’s eye.

Photos surfacing of the injury makes it look like Niang was shot in the face. Instead, it was just a charge called on Greene.

It looked more gruesome than it really was. Niang got up after being tended to by multiple trainers. As he was holding a towel up against his face and leaving the court, he gave a thumbs up to the bench and to the fans.

According to a CBS report, Niang needed just five stitches to patch up the injury above his eye. He was in the stands and interviewed during the second semifinal between Texas and Baylor.

Niang now has a good costume idea for Halloween this year. The gruesome-looking injury made him look a lot like Kratos from God of War, just with some hair at the top.

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