UW guard Ryan Appleby will get the cast off of his right thumb on Wednesday, and he said he expects to play Dec. 1 when the Huskies visit Oklahoma State.
That is far earlier than the previously announced schedule, which didn't have Appleby returning to action until mid-December.
If Appleby's new timetable is correct, it is very good news for the team as they have very obviously missed his outside threat.
"He's just a big piece of what we're doing, and once he's back (defenses) have to respect him," Jon Brockman said. "When you've got a shooter who can shoot 3-points like it's a lay in, that's a big help."