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Kendal Yancy (5) of the Texas Longhorns moves with the ball against the Incarnate Word Cardinals at the Frank Erwin Center on November 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Men's Basketball

Kendal Yancy, Mareik Isom continue to remain sidelined

Both players still out with ankle injuries; Yancy expected to miss TCU, West Virginia games

Posted January 9th, 2017

Texas guard Kendal Yancy will likely miss both games this week as he continues to get beyond a high ankle sprain, coach Shaka Smart said.

“If he comes back sooner than that, I’ll be surprised,” Smart said Monday.

Yancy and Smart both did a pool workout last weekend while the team was at Iowa State. The 6-foot-3 senior was just cleared to remove the walking boot he wore last week.

Yancy’s absence deprives the Longhorns of another ball-handler. He averaged 6.2 points and shot 46 percent through the first 13 games. Yancy suffered the injury during a spill chasing a loose ball at Kansas State on Dec. 30.

Meanwhile, there is still no firm timetable on when graduate senior transfer Mareik Isom will make his season debut. Isom had a complicated ankle issue where he developed an infection after pre-season arthroscopic surgery.

“He’s practicing, and hopefully he’ll be able to get in a game and help us soon,” Smart said of Isom. It was thought the 6-foot-9 swingman would give the Horns another perimeter threat.

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