Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball: Here’s the heartbreaking video of Georges Niang discussing his season-ending injury


Iowa State men’s basketball star Georges Niang is done for the season. He suffered a fracture in his right foot after landing awkwardly on Dustin Hogue with under eight minutes to go in a rout against North Carolina Central.

The injury will take around six weeks to heal. It’s a huge blow to the Cyclones, and the atmosphere around the team and the locker room after the game showed it. Here’s Niang talking about the injury with reporters (via DeanBG44):

It’s incredibly tough to watch Niang talk with reporters, knowing how upset he is that he won’t be able to help out this team on the court anymore.

A good comparison was made to Chris Babb’s ankle injury last year in the NCAA tournament against Ohio State. The former Cyclone didn’t play in the second half, and the team lost a valuable player on the defensive side of the court.

During that game, Iowa State didn’t give up hope and came just short of an incredible Aaron Craft 3-pointer to advance to the Sweet 16.

Niang was on that team that hung in there against Ohio State, and North Carolina will be a tough challenge for the team to overcome. Maybe Niang learned how Babb handled his situation and will do the same for the Iowa State team to get them prepared for Sunday.