CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Tony Bennett described freshman Kihei Clark as day-to-day after Virginia's win over VCU Sunday afternoon. Clark was scheduled for wrist surgery Monday.
Clark injured his wrist taking a charge in the second half against Morgan State.
"He's like coach, I want to play," Bennett said. "So we practiced him with that cast on to protect the wrist and he was effective in practice. It didn't effect his heart or his legs, that's for sure."
He wore a soft cast against the Rams and scored nine points and handed out four assists. Clark also grabbed his coaches attention with a defensive play in the second half, forcing a 10 second call to give the Wahoos the ball back.
"He bout made me jump out of my shoes when he got that 10 second call. Our staff said I've never seen a guy do that on an individual defender and I said I have. Mugsy Bouges."
Bouges has been the Cavaliers head coach's go-to description for Clark since he stepped on campus.
"I just wanted to come in and help my team as much as possible," Clark said. "That's just what I try to do. It just effected me dribbling ball going left a little bit. Other that that I was pretty fine, but hopefully I'm back sooner than later."
Virginia is on final exams break until a December 19 trip to South Carolina.