Husker hoops gets Anton Gill back, but Isaiah Roby still healing

Husker hoops gets Anton Gill back, but Isaiah Roby still healing
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LINCOLN — The Nebraska men’s basketball team is one for two so far on getting its injured players back to full-speed practice.

Coach Tim Miles said Wednesday that junior guard Anton Gill returned to action the first two practices held this week. The 6-foot-3 Louisville transfer has struggled with chronic knee tendinitis.

“We’ll probably have to give Anton a day or two off as he readjusts,’’ Miles said. “We’re just getting him back up to speed after 2½ months of being shut down.”

The other injured Husker — freshman Isaiah Roby — will try to practice next week, Miles said. The 6-8 wing from Dixon, Illinois, has been largely inactive in a basketball sense since mid-July because of recurring pain from a stress reaction in his pelvis.

Miles said he’s been generally pleased with practice.

“We’re too young to be in polish mode yet,’’ he said. “We’re still installing and teaching. But these guys work hard and learn fast.

“And I’ve been surprised with how highly competitive practice has been.’’

Nebraska hosts Chadron State for an exhibition game Nov. 7 (Monday). The opening game of the regular season is Nov. 13 (Sunday) at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 7 p.m., against Sacramento State.

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