Published Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 | 6:25 p.m.
Updated Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 | 6:32 p.m.
Although UNLV senior guard Wink Adams said Sunday he is “shocked” at how he’s feeling better every day, it appears he’s a long shot to play at Louisville on New Year’s Eve.
After the Rebels practiced Sunday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center, Adams went through a series of jogging and shooting drills with trainer Dave Tomchek.
When they finished with their 30-minute regimen, Tomchek said Adams would not practice with his teammates Monday or Tuesday morning.
Before undergoing treatment, Adams said he still feels some pain when he extends himself running and jumping.
“I feel pretty good,” he said. “Every day I feel better and better. Every day I’m doing more. I’m shocked. But I’m still in a little pain.”
Asked if it’s looking like he will miss Wednesday’s game in Freedom Hall, Adams nodded.
“I think so,” he said. “But we really don’t know how I’ll feel Tuesday or around that time.”
Adams injured a lower abdominal muscle Tuesday night, at home against Southern Utah, when he tried executing a spin move will dribbling to his right in the lane.
He fell in a heap, wincing and groaning, and needed help leaving the court. He watched the rest of that game on the bench, in street clothes. He hasn’t practiced since sustaining the injury.
Adams average a bit more than 14 points, best on the Rebels.
Louisville (8-2) is ranked 19th in the country. UNLV (11-2) opens Mountain West Conference play Saturday night against New Mexico at the Mack.