South Carolina F A'ja Wilson likely out vs. Vanderbilt

BY AP • January 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley expects All-American forward A'ja Wilson to miss her second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the 10th-ranked Gamecocks play at Vanderbilt.

Staley said Wednesday that Wilson thinks she's playing, ''but she's probably not playing.''

Wilson, the two-time defending Southeastern Conference player of the year, got hurt in the final minute of a win over Auburn on Jan. 11. She missed an 86-70 loss to No. 6 Tennessee last Sunday, sitting on the bench with a pink cast and needing a scooter to keep her injured ankle off the ground.

Staley says there's no timetable for Wilson's return.

The coach says Wilson's backup, 6-foot-2 sophomore Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan, will also miss Thursday's Vanderbilt game with a bone bruise to her left knee.

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