Sheehey practices, but still “day-to-day”

  • 01/11/2012 8:20 pm in

Indiana coach Tom Crean wouldn’t say whether sophomore swingman Will Sheehey will play Thursday against Minnesota, but he did say Sheehey has been practicing with the team this week.

Crean continues to say Sheehey is “day-to-day,” but said he is progressing.

“He shot some Saturday night, but Sunday was really the first day that he had gone out and done anything else with the team,” Crean said.

When asked how Sheehey looked in practice, junior forward Christian Watford said “he’s developing good” but he’s “not 100 percent.”

The 6-foot-6 sophomore was injured when he accidentally stepped on a loose ball in practice on Dec. 21. Sheehey is averaging 10.7 points in 20 minutes per game off the bench.

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  • IUJack

    We need Will back for what he contributes to defense.  Here are the numbers for the last 8 tournements:
                                Offensive Efficiency Average      Defensive Efficiency Average
    Final Two Teams:                    13.63                                       10.25
    Final Four losers:                    16.06                                       18.19
    Elite Eight losers:                    15.88                                       22.66

    Our current KenPom stats are:   5                                            35

    We have the Offensive efficiency numbers, but need to get better defensively.

  • IUJack

    We need Will back for what he contributes to defense.  Here are the numbers for the last 8 tournements:
                                Offensive Efficiency Average      Defensive Efficiency Average
    Final Two Teams:                    13.63                                       10.25
    Final Four losers:                    16.06                                       18.19
    Elite Eight losers:                    15.88                                       22.66

    Our current KenPom stats are:   5                                            35

    We have the Offensive efficiency numbers, but need to get better defensively.

  • Larrytheshu

    I think Will should sit one more game, and come back for the battle in Columbus. We’re gonna need him at 100% for that game.

  • cooper

    Keep him out another week. No need to bring him back until he is 100%. Team needs him in Feb-March, not now.

  • Kevin

    Selfishly I’d love to have him back against OSU to try and get another W against them. Thad Matta is ugly.

  • Kevin

    The athleticism and competition in practice alone next year should improve our defensive ability. And that’s not even considering another off-season of this staff drilling the players on defense in practice.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    no need to risk further injury though

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    no need to risk further injury though

  • Bryan

    I’ll believe Sheehey is back when he steps on the court.  This “day-to-day” thing has been nothing but a tease.  

  • Jmfriedman

    If he is practicing at full speed, he needs to get some “game speed” minutes in the Minny game… nothing extreme, but 10 – 15 minutes to get the feel back.  Coming back at OSU will be really tough….. really tough.

  • Iugradmark

    It seems that Will is hurt worse than originally thought or communicated. If he misses this week’s games he will have been out for a third of the Big schedule. I assume he will be limited when he comes back for a while and will not be able to practice too much between games. Not sure if he has ever experienced injuries before but there is also a mental issue where you are compensating for the bad wheel. Let’s hope he is back in form by tourney time.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve taken “day-to-day” as to mean “there wasn’t any real structural damage, but it still hurts like a mother and is probably swollen and purple.  When it doesn’t hurt any more and he can move well on it, he’ll be back.”I’m not a doctor but I have played it a few times…

  • 214Hoosier

    It’d be nice to see him get 10 minutes if he’s able to go just so OSU isn’t his first full speed action. Definitely need him on the court Sunday.

  • Wes

    I really hope that he’s back for the game @ Ohio State, we’ve been struggling on the road and OSU is going to be looking to bounce back after the embarrassing loss @ Illinois.
    But it’s mostly important he’s at 100% for the tournament (both Big Ten and NCAA)

  • Wes

    I really hope that he’s back for the game @ Ohio State, we’ve been struggling on the road and OSU is going to be looking to bounce back after the embarrassing loss @ Illinois.
    But it’s mostly important he’s at 100% for the tournament (both Big Ten and NCAA)

  • Anonymous

    High Ankle sprains are very tough to work with….you can re-injury it very easily..so caution is the watch wood. It would be good to see Will get some minutes and be able to at least run for conditioning. With this long off..his b-ball conditioning is not going to be good for a while..and as you players know..legs impact the shot in this game..so keep him out until he is ready to go. Need him down the stretch.

  • Hoosier4Life

    I agree, Sheehey out has also allowed some of the others (Roth, Abel) to get additional playing time which should only help us down the stretch in the B10. 

  • JerryCT

    You never stayed at a Holiday Inn ?

  • JerryCT

    Minutes for the sake of minutes is worthless. If he can be effective he should play some but if he cannot be effective he should stay on the bench until his injury and practice time enable him to play well.

  • Brklynhoosier

    OSU lost @ Illinois on Tues.  They’ll be out for blood this wkend.  No need to risk Sheehey in that environment.  Very much agree.  Keep him out.

  • BEAT KENTUCKY

    Thad could double as Gargamel from the smurfs .

  • Anonymous

    If he can’t play any against Minn.  then I think they should wait until after the OSU game.  He would then have Nebraska and Penn St to get use to playing again before Wisconsin.  If he can play some against Minn to get the feel of the game back then a few min in the OSU game shouldn’t be that bad.

  • bj or Betty Jane

    Sheeley we can hardly wait for your return to a game, however we want you to be sure you are really to the point you won’t do any harm to your body by playing. You are in my prayers and I wish the best for you!  God Bless You.  Betty Jane

  • bj or Betty Jane

    Sheeley we can hardly wait for your return to a game, however we want you to be sure you are really to the point you won’t do any harm to your body by playing. You are in my prayers and I wish the best for you!  God Bless You.  Betty Jane

  • Carter Berry

    Good maybe he can play