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Creighton gets better-than-expected injury news on Gibbs, McDermott

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

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Grant Gibbs hurt his knee Tuesday night (USATSI)

Not long after learning his starting point guard would miss a month with a dislocated kneecap, Greg McDermott had an unlikely reaction.

"Good day to be a Bluejay," the Creighton coach tweeted.

McDermott's joy was a testament to his concern when sixth-year senior Grant Gibbs hurt his knee Tuesday night. In his post-game news conference, McDermott admitted he feared Gibbs tore an ACL and would be lost for the season.

The Gibbs news was one of two encouraging MRI results Creighton received Wednesday.

Star Doug McDermott was diagnosed with a sprained right shoulder that will not sideline him for any games. McDermott was unable to comfortably raise his right arm above his head during Tuesday's second half, but he played the entire game and told reporters afterward that he didn't think the injury was serious.

Not having Gibbs for a month is a blow to Creighton's Big East title hopes because the veteran is an offensive catalyst. He's averaging 6.1 points and 4.1 assists so far this season.

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