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Jarvis Greer

Tyreke Evans Trying to Heal Injury before Opener Saturday

It's game week for the Tiger basketball team.

They'll open the season Saturday night against Fairfield at FedExForum.

The big question is, will freshman sensation Tyreke Evans be on the floor??

He watched practice this afternoon at the Finch Center.

Evans has been sidelined with a sprained right ankle for the last 9 days.

The shooting guard hopes to return to practice Wednesday, but it's an iffy situation.

4 weeks off

<"If he wants to play he will. But I looked at it yesterday and it was pretty swollen. But if he practices it will swell again unless he takes 4 weeks off."

The Tigers will tip off the season with Fairfield 7pm Saturday night at FedExForum.

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