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Jackson expects to play Friday

Even though Lewis Jackson has a broken screw in his left foot, he said he expects to play when Purdue takes the court Friday in the NCAA tournament.

Jackson, a sophomore point guard, took a charge late in the second half against Minnesota Saturday and got his foot stepped on.

He left the court and went into the locker room. He was getting treatment after the game and wasn't able to speak with media.

But he was in Mackey Arena with his teammates Sunday following the NCAA tournament selection show.

"We got the X-rays back, and they were good," he said. "They said nothing looked out of place. I'm just sore. I haven't really walked with pressure yet on my foot. I don't know if they're going to give me a day off (Monday), but I'm going to have to try to do a little bit of running and see how it feels.

"But I'm pretty sure when it's time to play, I'll be ready to play."

Jackson had surgery in November to insert two screws into his left foot to repair what he said was a Lisfranc injury. But one of the screws has since been broken, he said Sunday. It didn't happen on the charge play, though.

"I guess because I was trying to come back a little too early," he said. "I have to get it taken out after the season anyway, so we're just dealing with it during the season."

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