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Mark Adams Give Update on Fardaws Aimaq Injury Progress

Mark Adams

Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Mark Adams provided an injury update on forward Fardaws Aimaq on Friday as the Red Raiders prepare for Saturday’s game with Oklahoma.

He also did the same for forward Daniel Batcho and guard Richard ‘Pop’ Isaacs.


For Aimaq, Adams likes the progress he’s seeing out of the Utah Valley transfer, but still wasn’t prepared to put a firm timetable on his return.

“He’s making progress every day,” Adams said to reporters at United Supermarkets Arena. “He looks like he could play now. He wants to play now. But we obviously have to be cautious. We have to make sure that foot is making progression and it seems to be. It could be two weeks, it could be four weeks. We’re just not sure.”

Last month, there was a brief moment where it was believed that Aimaq would transfer away from Texas Tech after getting the cast off his injured foot. A couple of days later Aimaq said he was staying at Texas Tech and Adams said the following week that the rumors were not accurate.


Meanwhile, Batcho — who has been battling an illness since the Red Raiders’ Big 12 opener with TCU last Saturday — may not play on Saturday due to a dislocated finger. Isaacs suffered what Adams called a “head injury” in the final seconds of Tuesday’s loss to Kansas and is a game-time decision.

Texas Tech (10-4, 0-2) is preparing to host Oklahoma at 6 p.m. in a battle of two teams trying to avoid 0-3 starts in Big 12 action.

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