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Arizona’s Dusan Ristic out with a ‘grade 1’ ankle sprain

Arizona center Dusan Ristic is out for Saturday’s game against Washington because of what coach Sean Miller called a “grade 1 ankle sprain.”

That’s considered the most mild of sprains.

Ristic suffered the injury to his left ankle Thursday night late in the first half against Washington State, sitting out about the final 24 minutes.

“I thought he would be a little bit further along, but he isn’t,” Miller said on his pregame interview on Sportsradio 1290.

“He has a grade 1 ankle sprain. He hasn’t really gone through this before, so I think initially it feels funny. He is not able to run. My hope is that every couple of days from here on really gets better. This isn’t a Parker injury, where you’re looking at four weeks, six weeks.”

Point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright missed a month this season after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Based on the diagnosis, it would seem as if Ristic would have a chance to play next week at home against USC and UCLA.

Ristic is averaging 11.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game.


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