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Evansville player breaks jaw in ATV accident, one other player injured

Jun 18, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT


Rokas Cesnulevicius and Jaylon Moore, two members of the University of Evansville basketball team, were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, the Evansville Courier & Press is reporting.

Cesnulevicius underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw, which will keep him sidelined for six weeks, according to the report. Moore sprained his ankle, which will keep him out for three to six weeks.

Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident, and instead are attributing it to possible driver inexperience. The driver, Cesnulevicius, allegedly attempted a sharp turn and the vehicle flipped, rolled, and pinned him underneath.

It is believed that there was a third person who was thrown from the vehicle during the crash, but that person was not identified.

Both Cesnulevicius and Moore played limited minutes in their freshman seasons with the Aces, averaging around one point per game.

Due to a relaxation of NCAA rules, many players are enrolled in summer classes, which allows coaches to give their teams two hours of instruction per week. Injuries sustained in the accident will keep Cesnulevicius and Moore out of those workouts.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. zurnvs - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    3 TALL dudes on an ATV, when was that a good idea?

  2. Alex K - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    An Aces post?!? File this under things I didn’t think I would see today. I hope the guys are okay.

    GO ACES!!

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

      How have you been Alex? Not seen you on HBT in a while.

      • Alex K - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM

        I’ve been pretty good. I still comment on HBT, but not much has moved me to respond lately.

        How about yourself?

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      Good…thanks. Hotter than Haities in Central Indiana of late. Incredibly humid.
      Now…it’s been so dry pretty much the entire state is under a burn ban.

  3. jmset3 - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Damn, is this what it takes to get my Aces a mention? Go Aces!

  4. imforbigblue - Jun 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    You guys even have a basketball team who knew lol

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