“Rotnei saw a spine specialist again this morning and everything looks stable and he has no symptoms, so he was cleared for full contact,” Butler athletic trainer Ryan Galloy said in a release. “We will evaluate him again tomorrow (Friday) and then make a decision about Saturday.”
Clarke rejoined the team in a full workout on Thursday.
He was injured in the first half of the game at Dayton. He came up with a steal and was attempting to score when he was fouled on the lay-up attempt and crashed into the basket support. He remained on the floor for eight minutes, and eventually was taken from the court on a stretcher.
He was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where it was determined that there was no fracture.
Clarke has been sidelined for Butler’s last three game, including the Bulldogs’ 54-53 loss at La Salle on Wednesday.
The 6-foot senior guard transferred to Butler from Arkansas in 2011, and began his final collegiate season this year. He leads the No. 9-ranked Bulldogs and ranks fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring with a 16.3 average.
Butler will host Atlantic 10 Conference opponent Temple on Saturday at 6 p.m. (ESPN2).