Seven-foot center Joe Wolfinger might not have surgery on his injured foot after all.
"They were going to give it rest, see if it responded, and if didn't respond they way they liked, the next thing is to give it surgery," Romar said. "Well, initially when (his protective) boot was removed, I think the crack was still there and so it looked like he'd have to have surgery. As he has become more active, there was no pain, so they decided to back off surgery. And if it continues to be pain-free as activity is increased there's a chance he won't have surgery."
Wolfinger, a redshirt freshman who has sat out the entire season resting the stress fracture, has begun stair-step-machine work, flat-footed shooting and minimal jumping.
He is scheduled to begin jogging next week.