Seton Hall guard Myles Powell is out indefinitely after he suffered a "pretty bad" concussion in the Pirates' loss to Rutgers on Saturday. The senior will not return until he clears concussion protocol, the school announced.
Powell will remain sidelined for the team's game against No. 7 Maryland on Thursday.
Powell sustained the injury after taking a charge and hitting his head on the hardwood in the first half of Saturday's game. After he got up, Powell ran into teammate Tyrese Samuel.
"He asked me during the game, 'Why are we practicing at Rutgers?,'" Willard said on AM970. "We sat down and his eyes kind of rolled into the back of his head, it just hit him with a wave."
Willard added that Powell was starting to "come through" after the game ended.
“Myles’ health and well-being is of the utmost importance as he goes through concussion protocol," Willard said in a statement. "This is an unfortunate injury for Myles, who was in the middle of a special season."
Seton Hall, 6-4, is already down its second-leading scorer, as forward Sandro Mamukelashvili remains sidelined with a fractured wrist suffered on Dec. 8 against Iowa State.
An All-American candidate and Seton Hall's leading scorer, Powell is tied at 17th in the nation in scoring with 21.2 points per game. He also sprained his ankle earlier this season but did not miss significant time.