Photo shows college basketball player’s nasty ankle injury

Utah’s basketball season is over.

It ended Thursday night as the Utes walked off in defeat after facing the Penn State Nittany Lions in the NIT Championship game.

But you can’t say the Utes didn’t compete. After a solid regular season, Utah entered as a No. 2 seed in the NIT and knocked off No. 1 overall seed St. Mary’s during its run to the NIT championship game.

In particular, David Collette showed his toughness.

After the game against Penn State, a local Utah blogger posted a photo of Collette’s ankle injury from earlier in the season. He suffered the injury a few days before Utah’s Pac-12 Tournament game against Oregon.

Less than a week later he was battling the injury in the NIT. He played a pivotal role in Utah’s success during the 2017-18 season.

Collette was the team’s second-leading scorer despite playing just 21 minutes per game.

The senior suffered a hit to the head of Utah’s game against Penn State that appeared to knock him out. There’s no questioning his toughness.

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball during the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at TD Garden on March 25, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Lagerald Vick #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates a three point basket against the Duke Blue Devils during the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates with teammates following their 85-81 OT win against the Duke Blue Devils during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional Final at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 18: Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates with Braian Angola #11 after defeating the Xavier Musketeers in the second round of the 2018 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Nick Ward #44 of the Michigan State Spartans shoots the ball against the Syracuse Orange in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Cody Martin #11 of the Nevada Wolf Pack falls after saving the ball with a pass to Caleb Martin #10 in the second half against the Loyola Ramblers during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 23: Justin Gray #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders dunks the ball during the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at TD Garden on March 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Mar 25, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) dunks and scores against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half of the championship game of the East regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 24, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Xavier Sneed (20) passes against Loyola Ramblers guard Ben Richardson (14) and guard Donte Ingram (0) in the championship game of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 24, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard CJ Walker (2) blocks Michigan Wolverines forward Moritz Wagner (13) in the first half in the championship game of the West regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at STAPLES Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
March 16, 2018; San Diego, CA, United States; Wichita State Shockers center Shaquille Morris (24) scores a basket ahead of Marshall Thundering Herd guard C.J. Burks (14) during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 9, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Omari Spellman (14) and forward Jermaine Samuels (23) battle Butler Bulldogs guard Paul Jorgensen (5) and guard Sean McDermott (22) for a rebound during first half of Big East Conference Tournament semifinals game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 18: The Nevada Wolf Pack celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats in the second round of the 2018 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan Wolverines drives on DJ Hogg #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Staples Center on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Jordan Caroline #24 of the Nevada Wolf Pack and Lucas Williamson #1 of the Loyola Ramblers battle for the rebound during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Loyola Ramblers defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack 69-68. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Barry Brown #5 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives to the basket against Marques Townes #5 of the Loyola Ramblers in the first half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: The UMBC Retrievers bench reacts to their 74-54 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Phil Booth #5 of the Villanova Wildcats goes to the basket for a slam dunk against John Petty #23 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second half during the game in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers exits the court after their 74-54 loss to the UMBC Retrievers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 16: Shaquille Morris #24 of the Wichita State Shockers goes up for a dunk against the Marshall Thundering Herd during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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