Iowa freshman Murray ready to step into even larger role | College Sports

Iowa freshman Murray ready to step into even larger role | College Sports

There is a chance that Wieskamp, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, will be ready to play in Friday’s 8 p.m. quarterfinal battle in Lucas Oil Stadium.

McCaffery said the 6-6 junior seemed to improve in the first few days after suffering the injury but he said he is “literally day to day.” He said the decision on whether or not he plays will be left entirely to the team’s medical personnel.

The coach said he would prefer to have Wieskamp be 100% healthy before putting him on the court.

“The problem with that is you can’t guarantee he’s going to be at 100% if he plays Friday, Saturday, Sunday,” McCaffery said. “We play Friday night, Saturday afternoon. We’ll factor that in, as well.

“If he feels really good, my anticipation will be to play him on Friday. We’ll see how he does. If he’s not at or near 100%, then we might hold him. We’re going to do what’s in the best interest of the student-athlete, bottom line.”

If Wieskamp can’t go, Murray will start, Joe Toussaint and Patrick…

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