DaVonte Lacy out with no timetable to return

William Mancebo

It doesn't sound like WSU will have its leader scorer back anytime soon.

The rib injury DaVonte Lacy suffered against ASU was not only serious enough to keep him from playing against Colorado, but will keep him out for the foreseeable future. Ken Bone said there is no timetable for when Lacy will be able to return and even when he is able to practice, it will take some time for him to work back into playing shape, according to Jacob Thorpe.

"I'm sure it's going to be him coming back and then playing in stages, maybe get 20 or 30 minutes in one practice, maybe the next day 45, maybe the next day almost the whole practice," Bone said, via the Spokesman Review. "It's going to take a little bit of time for him to get back at 100 percent, and I don't even know when that process begins"

The rib injury is separate from the appendectomy that kept Lacy from playing against Arizona. Basically, the junior guard just can't catch a break right now. With Lacy out the Cougars will rely on Que Johnson and Royce Woolridge to pick up the scoring slack. Lacy was by far the WSU's most-efficient scorer and the best rebounding guard. Get well soon, DaVonte.

Men's basketball:

No timetable for Lacy's return - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 10, 2014
Apart from a brief appearance against Arizona State, the Washington State men's basketball team has been without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy since the Cougars' loss to UTEP on December 21

WSU Hosts Utah in Pac-12 Action Sunday - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men’s basketball (7-8, 0-3) is on the hunt for its first Pac-12 victory of the season as it hosts Utah (12-3, 1-2) in its first true home Pac-12 game of the season at Beasley Coliseum, Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

Football:

Wulff officially named offensive coordinator | Tampa Bay Times
"Paul has great experience at the Division I level in a leadership role and was a standout offensive lineman with a proven ability to develop strong offensive lines," Taggart said.

USF officially hires 49ers assistant Wulff as offensive coordinator | Tampa Bay Times
As expected, USF formally announced the hiring of San Francisco 49ers senior offensive assistant Paul Wulff as its new offensive coordinator on Friday.

Saints and Seahawks Strong Ties to Cougar Football - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Saturday's NFL Divisional Round Playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks feature two NFL franchises with strong connections to Cougar Football.

AHS Student Will Play Ball at Washington State
"I felt like they (WSU) had my best interest at heart," said Hameed who played cornerback, wide receiver and running back for the Hornets. "I felt they didn’t just look at me as just a football player, but as a student and as a person.

Pac-12 mailbag - ESPN
Welcome to the mailbag. Can't wait for games … this week … er … drat.

Women's basketball:

Lia Galdeira is leading the charge for the Washington State women’s team | Cougar Basketball | The Seattle Times

How much ending Washington’s 36-game winning streak against Washington State mattered to the Cougars’ Lia Galdeira can be summed up in how she celebrated after her historic victory Tuesday. "Yeah, to bed," she said.

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