Kealoha Pilares, regarded by the coaches as the Hawai‘i football team’s best all-around offensive threat, has been told he will miss at least three weeks of playing time because of a sprained right foot.
“They said three weeks, but I’m kind of pushing it,” said Pilares, a running back/slotback who hopes to compete in the Nov. 1 road game against Utah State.
Pilares said he suffered the injury to the top part of his right foot in the first quarter of Friday’s game against Boise State.
X-rays did not show a separation of joints, which means the injury can heal without surgery.
He was in a walking boot this morning.
“I’m going to try to do all that I can,” said Pilares, who is relying on ice treatments and elevation to ease the swelling.
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Head coach Greg McMackin said he will close practices to the general public this week in order to install new offensive plays and experiment with personnel changes. The ban is expected to be lifted next week.
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Also, Ryan Mouton, who appeared to have tweaked an ankle during the Boise game, participated in conditioning drills this morning. Mouton will be held out of practice tomorrow, but will resume workouts Wednesday.
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