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February 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

C.J. Wilcox’s health is improving

C.J. Wilcox (hip) is not healthy enough to fully return to practice, but he’s improving, coach Lorenzo Romar said.
Wilcox has been limited since the mid January when it was discovered he had a stress fracture in his upper left femur. The injury forced him to miss three games. When the medical staff cleared him to play, he was held out of workouts during the week.
The Huskies wanted to rest the injury as much as possible and get Wilcox ready for next week’s Pac-12 Tournament. Washington plays next Thursday in the quarterfinals and would play three games in consecutive days if it were to advance to the championship game.
When asked if Wilcox is able to practice, Romar said: “Not really. Not as much. But he can do a little more. He can do five-on-five stuff for a few minutes here and there, whereas he couldn’t do any of that before. But it’s been just enough. In the Washington State game, he had that pop in his wrist when he let that ball go. You could just see it. So his timing is coming back now. Hopefully we’ve weathered the storm. He can’t go out and practice every day, but he’s not as rusty as he once was before.”
Here’s a link to the video of Romar’s news conference. Highlights include:
Darnell Gant will remain in the starting lineup.
— Romar ranks the 2009 regular-season Pac-10 championship as his fondest memory with the Huskies. He put it ahead of beating No. 1-ranked Stanford and last year’s thrilling Pac-10 tournament championship win.
— As we noted in a previous post, Romar said it would be difficult to choose between Tony Wroten Jr. and Terrence Ross when considering the Player of the Year race. He both players deserve consideration if UW wins a share of the title. He also believes Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham is a candidate and said California’s Jorge Gutierrez would be the landslide winner if the league gave a Most Inspirational award.

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