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Appleby (maybe overly) optimistic about return

I'm at Hec Ed, watching a few Huskies warm up for their game tonight against Long Beach State. Among them is Ryan Appleby, who is running and even shooting despite a cast on his shooting hand.

Durning the NIT Season Tip-Off last week, Appleby said the cast will come off Wednesday and that he hopes to play Saturday when Washington visits Oklahoma State.

However, coach Lorenzo Romar seemed to pour cold water on that timeline yesterday. Romar said that Appleby has always been scheduled to return around mid-December and he has seen nothing to indicate that isn't the more realistic date.