Murphy Holloway hasn’t played since he sustained a severe ankle sprain when Ole Miss lost 68-56 to Middle Tennessee State in Southaven on Dec. 21.
That could change Wednesday night when the Rebels take on Arkansas.
“He’s getting better. He’s probable, I would say. We’re waiting for him to say, ‘Go.’ He continues to progress. Really the only pain, from what he tells me, is from the bone bruise.The tendon, the ligament and all of that is still stable, but he’s still having pain, and you can see it in his gait,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.
Kennedy said Holloway practiced for the first time since the injury and looked good doing it.
“He was full go. He was good, still a little tentative, but he was explosive rebounding the ball and doing what Murphy does.”
Kennedy was hopeful that Holloway would make his return last Saturday against LSU in what turned out to be an 81-55 SEC-opening loss for the Rebels. Holloway went through warm-ups but told his teammates during that time and told Kennedy a few minutes later that he didn’t feel like he could go.
Holloway is averaging 9.9 points and 9.6 rebounds, the latter ranking third in the SEC.
Ole Miss forward Reggie Buckner is fourth in the league with 7.9 boards a game.