Washington's leading scorer C.J. Wilcox has the beginning of a stress fracture on the outside of his left foot and was in a walking boot following Thursday's loss at UCLA.
Wilcox said Washington caught the injury early and that he wasn't feeling any pain postgame. Washington's trainers chose to put him in a walking boot as a precautionary measure. Here's our conversation with Wilcox:
Why are you in a walking boot?) Have early signs of a stress fracture in my foot. Just kind of resting it and taking kind of a safety precaution before it gets out of hand.
When did this start?) In the beginning of January, told Pat, said let me know how it feels in a week and had an MRI a couple days ago and were able to see there was a lot of stress on the outside of my foot. He decided to put me in a boot and just resting.
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Are you practicing?) I’m doing scout, 5-on-5 but I’m not doing a lot of up and down.
Is this the same routine as you went through last year when you hurt your hip?) Similar. Same area Scott had his. with my hip, I let it go too long, we caught it too late. With this one, we caught it early.Will you plays against USC?) Yeah. I’ll be good to go.
Any pain?) Not right now. When I get going, I normally don’t feel it.
Do you have an orthotic?) We’re working on that. I have my own personal one already.