Freshman center Cedrick Lang has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot but doctors have given him the OK to play on a limited basis. Play. Not practice.
UTEP coach Tim Floyd said he will use Lang on a limited basis Saturday night at Houston, that doctors had told him to keep Lang off his feet and out of practice.
With a chuckle, Floyd said, "I've had some guys who would pay me to do this — play games, not practice. But Ced is not one of those guys. He's really a hard worker. And he has been our most consistent player at home and on the road."
Lang had been playing an average of 23.1 minutes a game and that will probably go down. After the Tulane game Saturday, Floyd said Lang probably deserved more minutes.
For his part, Lang said, "I told Coach Floyd 'I'll play if you need me to play.' I played two games on it last week."
OF NOTE: Floyd missed practice Wednesday, staying away because of illness. He was back at full force on Thursday.