February 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM
C.J. Wilcox suffers stress fracture in left foot
Long before their 59-57 defeat at UCLA, the Washington Huskies knew their leading scorer C.J. Wilcox was hurting.
However, the injury became apparent to everyone else after the game when he walked out of the locker room wearing a walking boot on his left foot.
Wilcox said he underwent a MRI days ago, which revealed he had early stages of a stress fracture on the outside of his foot below his fourth and smallest toe. He said the walking boot is a precaution.
The medical staff will monitor his condition and will treat the injury with rest. He doesn’t practice much in workouts, which is a similar routine to last season when he had a stress fracture in his left hip.
His scoring dipped last year due to the injury and lack of practice, which negatively affected his conditioning. At the time of the injury, Wilcox averaged 15.6 points. His average fell to 13.6 in early March.
Wilcox played 38 minutes Thursday. He said he’ll play Sunday at USC. He played