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WVU F Tre Mitchell Has Not Returned to Practice After Foot Injury



West Virginia forward Tre Mitchell has not returned to practice after suffering a foot injury a few weeks ago. WVU head coach Bob Huggins mentioned Mitchell’s absence from practice on Thursday afternoon. Huggins is unknown of when Mitchell’s return to the floor could be.

“Tre is getting better daily,” Huggins said. “It’s going to be a little longer but he’s getting better daily.”

Mitchell did not participate in the inter-squad scrimmage on Oct. 14 and the scrimmage against Dayton last Saturday.

Mitchell (6-foot-9, 225 pounds) was 1-of-4 transfer portal additions that Huggins and his staff brought in during the summer. Mitchell played at UMass his first two seasons and then most recently at Texas last year. Mitchell won the Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year award in 2019-20, averaging 17.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. Last season for Chris Beard at Texas, Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds on 48 percent shooting.

Emmitt Matthews (shoulder) and Patrick Suemnick (knee) also did not participate in the Gold-Blue Debut scrimmage, but Matthews has returned to practice. Huggins also mentioned on Thursday that sophomore guard Seth Wilson injured his wrist. The severity of Wilson’s injury is unknown.

West Virginia will host Bowling Green on Friday night at the WVU Coliseum for an exhibition game. The Mountaineers will tip-off the 2022-23 season on Monday, Nov. 7 against Mount St. Mary’s.

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