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Dave Upthegrove: injury report

Courtesy Rep. Brendan Williams

The ankle Rep. Dave Upthegrove injured while playing basketball Tuesday evening is probably just sprained, he said on his Facebook page early this morning.

The Olympian’s Brad Shannon spotted the Des Moines Democratic in the House wings Wednesday with a heavily bandaged right ankle. He was wearing basketball shorts and waiting for an aide to buy him cheap slacks that he could cut and fit around the temporary brace.

Later on, he spoke on the House floor while wearing shorts and a coat and tie.

Upthegrove claimed he suffered the injury after going Up-the-Ladder and dunking on Republican Rep. Terry Nealey. He was convinced he had broken the ankle at the time.

I called him up yesterday to see if his story was true. Read more »