UConn point guard Alterique Gilbert, who injured his shoulder in the teamâ€™s win over Wichita State Saturday night, did not practice earlier this week.
A UConn spokesman said Monday that Gilbert had X-rays done on his left shoulder, though he did not reveal the results of the exam. Gilbertâ€™s condition â€śis being evaluated by our medical staff,â€ť according to the spokesman.
Gilbert collided with Wichitaâ€™s Morris Udeze while the latter was setting a screen early in the second half of the Huskiesâ€™ 80-60 win.
As Gilbert lay on the ground in pain, coach Dan Hurley and trainer James Doran immediately went onto the court to check on his condition.
As Gilbert has missed nearly all of the last two seasons with shoulder injuries, many in the crowd as well as some of the Huskies were very concerned.
â€śThat wasnâ€™t the best sight but knowing what â€™Rique has been through, we knew he wasnâ€™t going to stay down,â€ť UConn guard Christian Vital said.
Indeed, Gilbert did walk off and tried to show he wasnâ€™t in much pain.
Hurley said after the game that the injury â€śwasnâ€™t a long-term thing,â€ť though the coach wasnâ€™t sure Gilbert would be ready to play in the Huskiesâ€™ next game against the Knights.
Gilbert is the Huskiesâ€™ third-leading scorer, averaging 13.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds while playing an average of 29.2 minutes a game.
UConn (12-8, 3-4 American) will be in Orlando Thursday for a game against Central Florida (15-4, 5-2), the preseason AAC favorite.