Zaire Taylor recovered from stomach bug
Zaire Taylor looked so sick after Missouri’s win against Iowa State on Wednesday that it was hard to believe he even played in the game.
The guard had been fighting a week-long stomach bug that forced him to leave the court during practice and Wednesday’s game to use the bathroom. After the game, he threw up in the stands and could hardly walk on his own.
But Taylor looked just fine during Missouri’s 64-62 loss at Baylor on Saturday, leading the Tigers with 15 points. Taylor said his stomach issues were solved when he finally sought help.
“I went to the doctor, he gave me some medicine that he said would help. And it helped,” Taylor said Monday. “Pretty much I was just trying to be a superhero and take care of myself, try to stay quiet about it.”
“Once I said something about it, it got killed right away, which I should’ve done I guess a week earlier.”
Missouri forward Keith Ramsey also fought threw some pain Wednesday after spraining his ankle in the first half. He looked relatively healthy Saturday against Baylor, though he played just 15 minutes.
“I think Keith will be fine. He’ll be ready to play (Wednesday against Texas),” coach Mike Anderson said. “The injury, there’s no question, he’ll be a little gimpy. But he’s a senior and he’s only got so many games, so there’s no time to sit over there and be an assistant coach. You want to be out on the floor. You’ll see him. He’ll be ready to play.”
Missouri welcomes No. 15 Texas at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
By: Alex Ruppenthal