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Villanova star Justin Moore unsure when, or if, he will return this season from Achilles’ injury
By ADAM ZAGORIANEW YORK — Villanova star Justin Moore is still making his way back from an Achilles’ tear and is uncertain when, or if, he will return this season.
“I have no idea yet,” he said at Big East media day. “There’s no timeline on it. We’ll just see how I’m feeling.”
Moore suffered the tear in his right Achilles tendon in the final minutes of Villanova’s 50-44 victory over Houston in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. The Wildcats ended up losing to eventual national champion Kansas in the Final Four.
‘Whenever I’m ready is whenI’ll step out ‘ and play.
The 6-foot-4 senior said he’s currently doing individual workouts, but not team activities. He was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team along with teammate Eric Dixon.
Asked if there’s a chance he might not play at all and just redshirt the season, he said, “I don’t know. Who knows? We haven’t thought that far yet. We’ll see how things go.”
He added: “We’re going to do what’s best for me,that’s what comes first. I’m not taking it too fast. Whenever I’m ready is when I’ll step out there.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.