Is this uncertainty more designed to have the opponent confused? In no case would you risk a more serious injury but with the possibility of two games left in the season as opposed to an entire season ahead of you it might change the discussion.well ... that would be wonderful, but if she indeed has a high ankle sprain rather amazing
in any case, if she even gave it a go today it must be an inspiration to the team
Yes, or do the Doty thing and start her and play her for a few minutes to set the team in the right direction. If she feels good, she can come in a few more times.If she can play, I would not start her. Assuming we pull ahead at the start, then play her just enough to get the rust off so she is ready for Sunday, even if only 10 to 15 minutes on Sunday. Just use her when and if we need her, and if we hopefully never "need" her, then let her just run around for the last few minutes to be on a final four court.
That would be fine. Paige, Christyn and Evina all played 40 minutes against Baylor, and in my opinion it showed down the stretch. Giving all of them a quick rest of even a couple of minutes could make a big difference with either Nika or Anna. Otherwise the final 5 or 6 minutes scare me if we don't have a comfortable lead by then.Won't play more than 10-15 minutes.
If she plays and warms up before I don't see them letting her sit at the start so it gets stiff.If she can play, I would not start her. Assuming we pull ahead at the start, then play her just enough to get the rust off so she is ready for Sunday, even if only 10 to 15 minutes on Sunday. Just use her when and if we need her, and if we hopefully never "need" her, then let her just run around for the last few minutes to be on a final four court.
I hope her eye is completely healed but have you heard about makeup.Trainers make the decision on who is available to play, not the coach. He decides if he wants to play an available player. If she is cleared to play it is because the trainers feel she is healthy enough not to cause further injury to herself. Geno will decide if she is also ready enough to have a positive impact on the game. Nika likely wanted to practice the next day after the injury. If she gets to play I hope the black eye is not yet totally healed - maybe just has taken on that ugly color they get when starting to heal. That should spook the competition.
In hindsight that game was painful to watch. The truth is if she'd have been honest to herself about her condition UConn would have won that game.If she’s hurt, she shouldn’t try to be be a hero. I still have nightmares over the Iowa State Sweet 16 game when Svet didn’t tell anyone she had a broken foot and then went 3-17 in the loss. 🤢
I know you're trying to throw off the Wildcats fans so that they miss the first half, but, to be fair...Actually MST is 7:30 and 6:30 is Pacific.