Nebraska Cornhuskers still waiting on official status of Juwan Gary

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team is hoping to get back one of its best players just in time for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Juwan Gary (4) celebrates
Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Juwan Gary (4) celebrates / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team has what is arguably the biggest game of the season on Thursday night against the Wisconsin Badgers. The fact that the Huskers have failed to win any Big Ten games at all on the road has only made the matchup bigger.

That’s just one of the reasons why the Huskers are hoping that they’re going to get one of their big guns back. For the moment, the fact that Juwan Gary hasn’t been officially ruled out has to be seen as a good sign.

Of course, even if he does manage to come back and play on Thursday night, it’s unlikely the forward would be anywhere near “full-go.” On3’s Robin Washut reported on social media that if Gary returns, the plan will be to “ease him back” into the mix.

Still, even a Juwan Gary that plays 10-15 minutes is better than a Juwan Gary that plays zero minutes. And of course, the fact that there is even a chance he could play a few minutes just weeks after suffering an injury is something the Nebraska Cornhuskers can be happy about.

When Gary suffered the injury against Rutgers, it appeared to be quite a bit more serious than it turned out to be. The Husker forward looked like he might be out for the season with plenty of people guessing at an Achilles injury.

The day-to-day calf strain was a piece of massive good news in a season with plenty of ups and downs. One of those downs was that Juwan Gary couldn’t return against Maryland, a game the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball could have used him.

Nebraska Cornhuskers still waiting on official status of Juwan Gary

Against the sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, it’s going to be all hands on deck. It would seem that Juwan Gary will be lending his cheerleading abilities from the bench if he can not actually get into the game for the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team on Thursday.