Xavier's Matt Stainbrook will not play in the Musketeers'
first round Big East tournament game on Thursday night, head coach Chris Mack
announced on Monday.
Stainbrook strained the medial collateral ligament in his knee in Xavier's loss at
Seton Hall on March 3 and has not played since.
Mack, speaking on the Big East conference call, said
Stainbrook is doing rehab work twice a day, but will not be available for the
game against Marquette or the Big East semifinals if Xavier were to advance.
"We were told from the beginning to not even think about
Matt returning until 10 days (after the injury)," Mack said. "And, at 10
days they would re-evaluate. That would put us at Saturday."
Stainbrook leads Xavier in rebounding this season.
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