Will Tennessee’s Fulky play in NCAA Tournament following concussion, facial fracture?

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The basketball Vols held their first NCAA Tournament News Conference of the week up in Indianapolis. During the media availability head coach Rick Barnes gave an update on the status of injured forward John Fulkerson. He says Fulky’s status remains a day to day thing and no determination has been made on his availability for Friday’s game with Oregon State.

The Tennessee senior was taken to a Nashville hospital after being elbowed during the Vols game against Florida last Friday afternoon in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.

Fulkerson took two separate elbows to the head area when battling Florida’s Omar Payne in the paint early during the second half of that game.

John returned to Knoxville to have a medical procedure performed. He then rejoined the team and is with his teammates in Indianapolis in advance of their NCAA Tournament first round game Friday afternoon against Oregon State. Tip-Off for that game is scheduled for 4:30 pm on TNT.

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