Monday, February 11, 2013
Durability a concern with C.J. Wilcox?
By Joe Kaiser
For the second year in a row, Washington's C.J. Wilcox is dealing with a stress fracture that could limit his production for the rest of the season.
Percy Allen of the Seattle Times broke the news on Friday that the fourth-year junior underwent a MRI last week that revealed "the early stages of a stress fracture on the outside of his foot below his fourth and smallest toe." Just last season, the sweet-shooting two-guard was slowed by a stress fracture in his left hip.
Wilcox, the Huskies' leading scorer this season at 17.7 ppg, was held to 8 points in UW's disappointing loss at USC last night, his second-lowest scoring output of the season, and we have to wonder if the injury could force him out of the lineup at some point in the weeks ahead.
Much of the talk around the Huskies program right now is whether Wilcox will return for a fifth season or declare for the NBA draft in 2013-14, and one has to believe that his latest injury could be a red flag for NBA scouts since it's something he also dealt with last season. And if it forces him to miss games or affects his production on the court, those are other factor that will probably negatively affect his draft stock for 2013.