There was some encouraging information about Hawaii senior forward Bill Amis after last night’s 72-50 win over Hawaii Pacific.
In the postgame press conference, UH coach Gib Arnold responded positively about Amis’ status recovery from his stress fracture in his right foot — even that the tri-captain could play a few minutes against Chicago State on Friday.
“He had his best workout (Saturday) with our trainer. He got some shots up without the boot, felt pretty good, didn’t have a lot of soreness,” Arnold said. “We’re even optimistic enough where maybe even (he plays against) Chicago State. That puts us at a month out (from the injury date), which was kind of the target date to begin with. If the doctors clear him, we’ll probably give him a few minutes there, then have him a little more minutes in the Diamond Head (Classic), then have him ready by WAC.”
However, Arnold was clear on what the priority was with Amis.
“Most importantly, we want him back by the WAC. So we’re not going to do anything to jeopardize that. If it’s close, we’ll hold him out.”
It was a day off from practice today as the team prepares for final exams. They’ll then have four days of practice before flying to Maui on Thursday night and playing the Cougars at the Lahaina Civic Center on Friday.