Villanova's 86-72 victory over St. Joseph's (PA)may have come at a steep cost, as forward Darryl Reynolds' status appears to be up in the air ahead of the Wildcats' massive game against Oklahoma in Hawaii on Monday. VU Hoops contributor Greg Habeeb reported on Wednesday that Reynolds' was spotted in a walking boot on his left foot.
From my sources on Villanova campus: Darryl Reynolds sighted in a walking boot today.— Greg Habeeb (@GregHabeebSI) December 2, 2015
Here's a photo of Reynolds in a walking boot on campus from Wednesday, via @j_tuite23:
Reynolds appeared to sustain an injury during the Holy War, but was able to play further minutes. He appeared hobbled, and exited the game and did not return. Per reports, he's set for an MRI.
Reynolds is the primary backup to Daniel Ochefu, and has played well in the young season off the bench. His ability to spell Ochefu and provide reliable minutes has been a big boost to the team thus far. Without him, the Wildcats will be forced to go very small should Ochefu experience foul trouble again next Monday, like he did in the Holy War.
All the best to Darryl, and hopefully he's back to the team soon.
UPDATE: Following up with the team, we were told that Reynolds' is "officially listed as day to day at this point."
A point that was reinforced by Jay Wright.
No doubt @Darryl_XLV is a warrior - day to day right now. He'll be back! @NovaMBB— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) December 3, 2015