BYU freshman center Shawn Bradley continues to be hobbled by nagging knee pain and is unable to practice with the team.
The 7-foot-6 Bradley joined the team for half of practice Monday and Tuesday but hasn't practiced since, Coach Roger Reid said. While hurt, Bradley hasn't even been able to work out in the weight room, something he needs desperately to make the transition from high school to the more rugged college game."He's not a franchise right now," Reid said. "He's just a 7-foot-6 freshman who's trying to learn how to play the game."
Bradley is suffering from tendinitis. It isn't considered serious, Reid said, but it leaves them with no idea when he'll be able to resume practice.
So far the team has just worked on fundamentals, so Bradley's absence, while retarding his personal progress, hasn't hurt the rest of the squad. Once they start working on team concepts, Reid said, it will be important to have Bradley present.