Self: Decision on Joel Embiid's availability coming Friday

Kansas center Joel Embiid looks for an outlet as he is defended by Baylor players Isaiah Austin, left, and Brady Heslip during the first half on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas center Joel Embiid looks for an outlet as he is defended by Baylor players Isaiah Austin, left, and Brady Heslip during the first half on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self said he will likely decide Friday whether freshman center Joel Embiid will play Saturday against TCU.

"He feels better," Self said. "You know, he's had, let's see, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, Thursday, off, and he feels better. And like I said before, you know, the MRIs and things like that have been done tell us that there's a good chance he's going to get better quickly, that it's not something that should linger too long, if, in fact, we treat it and rest it appropriately now.

"A lot will depend on how he feels 24 hours from now, if he's able to practice," the coach added. "And if he's able to practice then he'll play, and if he's not able to practice then I would say he would not play."

KU sophomore walk-on Tyler Self had foot surgery on Wednesday and will be sidelined four to six months, Coach Self said Thursday, noting the surgery was to fuse bones in his son's foot.

The younger Self tore ligaments in the top of his foot in October. He will red-shirt this season and have three years of eligibility remaining.