Elias Harris Set To Return Monday Against Kansas State In The CBE Classic

Gonzaga forward Elias Harris left tonight's game against the San Diego State Aztecs with an apparent Achilles injury. The sophomore forward will have an MRI today to determine the severity of the injury.

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Report: Elias Harris Will Play Against Kansas State

The Gonzaga Bulldogs, coming off a loss in Spokane to San Diego State, will face their biggest test of the season on Monday as they take on the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats in Kansas City at the O’Reilly Parts CBE Classic. The Zags got some good news today about injured forward Elias Harris. The Gonzaga sophomore injured his Achilles’ in last week's loss, but is expected to play against the Wildcats on Monday.

The Spokesman-Review’s Jim Meehan passed along an update on Harris’ status today from Kansas City.

Enough about that. Putting together a short GU-Kansas State preview and I’ve learned Zags forward Elias Harris is expected to play on Monday. He left last Tuesday’s game with an Achilles’ injury. Not sure if Harris will start.

The Bulldogs need all the help they can get against a formidable Kansas State team and getting Harris back into the fold is a huge boost. Harris has been battling a shoulder injury since the season began and was clearly not at his best against SDSU last week.

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Official Report From Gonzaga: Elias Harris Day-To-Day After MRI Results

After finding out that Gonzaga forward Elias Harris had not torn his Achilles tendon, Gonzaga released a statement saying their star player will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

SPOKANE, Wash. – A MRI performed on Gonzaga University men’s basketball sophomore Elias Harris Wednesday revealed no tear of his right Achilles tendon.

Gonzaga men’s basketball trainer Jennifer Nyland said Harris will be evaluated on a daily basis and his status for Monday’s game against third-ranked Kansas State University could be a game-day decision.

The news has gotten better and better for Harris after what would’ve been a huge blow to a rising star and the program relying on him.

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Report: Elias Harris Achilles' Injury Not Serious; Only Expected To Miss One Week

Breath deep, Zags. Sophomore forward Elias Harris reportedly got good news after an MRI today: his Achilles' tendon is not torn. The injury won't keep Harris sidelined for long, perhaps as short as one week.

Fox Sports' John Goodman broke the news on Twitter.

That sigh of relief you just heard was from Gonzaga. Elias Harris Achilles is NOT torn; expected to miss about a week or so - per a source.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

A torn Achilles' tendon could've been a devastating injury for both Harris and the Zags. Instead of resting for a week or so, Harris was staring down the barrel of a year-long recovery timetable and the possibility that his play would never be the same.

The week off serves as a benefit in two different ways for Harris. Already dealing with a shoulder injury, it will give Harris the chance to rest and recover from that previous injury. The time off will also serve the primary benefit of allowing his Achilles to recover fully, limiting risk of re-injury.

The news is great for Gonzaga fans who needed something positive after last night's 79-76 loss to the San Diego State Aztecs in Spokane. The only question left is whether Harris will be able to go when the Zags square-off against Kansas State on Nov. 22.

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