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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Perry Ellis practices today after being given OK by doctors

KU forward, who hurt right knee versus West Virginia, still questionable for Thursday's Big 12 quarterfinal

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Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who was cleared by doctors to practice today, did practice on a limited basis, KU coach Bill Self said.

Ellis suffered a right knee sprain in the first half of the KU-West Virginia game on March 3 and sat out Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma.

“Perry Ellis has been cleared to practice as tolerated,” Self said after today’s practice. “Perry was evaluated today and the doctors feel that he is right on schedule. He did some basketball activity on Monday. He practiced today, but is still on a limited basis.

“We’re going to wait until tomorrow (Wednesday) to see how he feels. If he feels better, then he’ll progress and hopefully practice the entire practice tomorrow. It will still be a gameday decision (Thursday) on whether or not he plays, but he is progressing nicely.”

KU will meet TCU or Kansas State in a Big 12 quarterfinal at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, in KC’s Sprint Center.

Comments

Bert White 6 years, 9 months ago

Curious to how well he plays when he comes back since he's such a finesse that relies on footwork and especially pivoting... Personally I'd be fine with playing him ~10 minutes a game in the Big 12 tournament to rest him but still get him use to playing with the brace and hold off playing him big minutes until the NCAA tournament. Seeing how Cliff is likely no longer a factor for this season it also wouldn't hurt getting Lucas and Hunter the extra minutes.

Bryce Landon 6 years, 9 months ago

If he can play, well and good; but I wouldn't start him on Thursday.

Hedley Lamarr 6 years, 8 months ago

If he can play why not give him the start?

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