Hawaii swingman Negus Webster-Chan isn’t ready to play just yet, but he’s coming along.
Webster-Chan has a slight limp when he walks from his sprained right ankle suffered pregame against BYU last week. He’s still wearing a boot around his foot outside of practice.
His official readiness for the Dec. 19 game vs. Chaminade is “questionable,” per coach Benjy Taylor.
He did some shooting under the watch of athletic trainer Jay Goo while the rest of the team practiced Saturday morning in the Stan Sheriff Center.
“I’m feeling a lot better than when I rolled it in Utah. … It was kind of tough, because that never happened to me before — getting injured in a warmup,” Webster-Chan said. “I came down, my ankle gave out on me and it rolled. I mean, I gotta deal with it. I’ve been in rehab with Jay Goo for six-plus hours a day, so I’ve been getting better every day.”
Webster-Chan said the ankle swelled up to the size of “a tennis ball” during the BYU game. It’s steadily gone down to normal since, but some bruising remains. He said he is thankful for the extensive break before Chaminade.
“I’m working toward the Chaminade game. As long as I keep getting stronger and hopefully start running by Monday, most likely I’ll be able to play in the Chaminade game.”
Final exams begin next week.