Saturday came and went without any clear-cut timetable for a return to action for Hawaii senior guard Brandon Spearman.
The tri-captain seems in high spirits considering it was diagnosed as a high ankle sprain during/immediately after the Brigham Young-Hawaii exhibition, when a Seasiders player fell into his legs on the jump ball and he turned his right foot. He tweeted this earlier Saturday. But he’s holding off talking to the media about his injury for now.
UH coach Gib Arnold said in a message Saturday night that the results of Spearman’s MRI on Friday night would not be known until Monday.
Spearman’s return in time for the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic on Friday/Saturday/late night Monday would seem unlikely, but remember that in February and March, Spearman rehabbed hard and beat the projected timetable by a mile for getting back from his sprained left ankle. He played in the CIT game to end the year, to the surprise of many (and to the shock of others who had already called it a season at that point).
More to write when there’s more to know.