The Arizona Wildcats will resume practice today without three key players after forward Jamelle Horne suffered an ankle injury Saturday at San Diego State.
Horne limped off the court briefly in the first half of Saturday's game because of what appeared to be a right ankle sprain. He returned and played a total of 32 minutes, but UA coach Sean Miller said Tuesday that Horne has an "ankle issue" and would miss Tuesday's and today's practices.
Horne, Arizona's third-leading scorer at 11.1 points per game, had six points and five rebounds against the Aztecs.
The Wildcats are also without wings Brendon Lavender (right thigh bruise) and Kevin Parrom (foot stress fracture). Miller said last week that Parrom might return by Dec. 23 against North Carolina State but was more cautious Tuesday morning.
"We are optimistic as the week moves on we can get Brendon and Jamelle back," Miller said. "Kevin is a couple of weeks away. He's been on the underwater treadmill and now he's going to start moderate court running without a boot. Then we'll start to move him in for parts of practices. Hopefully he'll experience no additional pain, but we don't know if that will be the case."
Miller has said if Parrom's recovery extends into next month a redshirt season would be considered for him.