Gonzaga expecting Harris to return

Published Nov. 22, 2010 12:29 a.m. ET

Gonzaga standout Elias Harris is expected to play Monday against Kansas State.

Harris suffered an Achilles injury late in last week’s loss to San Diego State – one in which the sophomore forward said he heard a “pop.”

However, an MRI exam disclosed that he did not suffer a torn Achilles and he was expected to miss about a week.

A source told FOXSports.com that Harris went through a workout on Sunday in Kansas City and he’s expected to play Monday against the third-ranked Wildcats in the CBE Classic.

Harris, who averaged 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds last season as a freshman, has gotten off to a slow start.

He’s averaging just 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games, but part of that stems from a shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason.

If the 'Zags get past Kansas State, they would play the winner of the matchup between No. 1 Duke and Marquette in the CBE Championship game on Tuesday night.