With the one-month anniversary of Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones suffering a hairline fracture in his right wrist approaching on Friday, the team’s standout guard still isn’t healthy.
However, Jones isn’t struggling with his wrist, which is no longer bothering him, as evidenced by the fact he’s hit 3-of-4 three-point attempts since his return, it’s something else.
“He’s just not been feeling like himself,” head coach Shaka Smart said on Thursday. “He’s just not had the stamina and energy that he normally has and it’s not for lack of trying.”
As a result, Jones has been undergoing tests in an attempt to discover what type of illness is currently afflicting him. In last two games, it’s limited his stamina to the point where he’s only been able to play 20 minutes combined — nine minutes against Kansas and 11 minutes against Iowa State.
So the outlook doesn’t look especially promising for Jones to return to his normal spot in the rotation — he’s still averaging about 23 minutes per game overall this season — when Texas travels to Waco to face Baylor on Saturday.