Sophomore forward Elias Harris had another MRI on his ailing Achilles tendon and, for the second time in two weeks, it came back negative, according to a Gonzaga press release.
Harris hurt his Achilles late in the Zags' loss to San Diego State on Nov. 16. After an MRI showed there was no tear, Harris returned to play against Kansas State and Marquette at the CBE Classic before Thanksgiving in Kansas City.
Harris' Achilles flared up again after the Bulldogs returned to Spokane. He sat out two practices and GU's victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday.
He had another MRI on Wednesday and it revealed no tear. Harris was at Thursday's practice and he's expected to see playing time against Illinois on Saturday in the Battle in Seattle.
From Gonzaga sports information:
A second MRI performed on Gonzaga University men's basketball sophomore Elias Harris Wednesday revealed no tear of his right Achilles tendon.
Harris, injured in the San Diego State University game Nov. 16, had an MRI following that game which was also negative, but he felt discomfort after playing two games in Kansas City, Mo., last week and did not practice upon returning from a short Thanksgiving break. He did not play in Tuesday’s victory over Eastern Washington University as a precautionary measure.
Harris was at practice Thursday and is expected to see action Saturday against the University of Illinois in the Comcast Battle in Seattle at KeyArena. Game time is 2:15 p.m. Tickets are still available through all Ticketmaster outlets throughout the state of Washington.