San Diego State Aztecs running back D.J. Pumphrey has a high ankle sprain and it is not yet known if he will play yet this weekend, but one thing is certain: he will indeed travel with the team for its game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium.
Pumphrey’s travel status was confirmed by Aztecs coach Rocky Long, and reported by Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union Tribune.
A former three-star recruit out of Las Vegas’ Canyon Springs High School, Pumphrey sustained the injury in last weekend’s win over Fresno State. The initial diagnosis was that he would miss two to four weeks. Long commented more on his status for the game.
“He says he’s about 90 percent. That’s his estimation,” head coach Rocky Long said. “If he goes and does another 25 reps [with the scout team Thursday], then he will be cleared to play. So he will be with us in Hawaii. Whether he plays or not has yet to be determined. I assume he will be cleared to play tomorrow.”
If Pumphrey is cleared to play, Aztecs fans would breathe a sigh of relief. He has run for 429 yards and four touchdowns this season and is the team’s leading rusher. He shouldn’t push himself, but odds are he’ll do all he can to make sure he is on the field in Hawaii.
Campus Sports will update Pumphrey’s status as any new information becomes available.
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