The reigning American Athletic Conference Basketball Player of the Year has yet to train this season.
University of Cincinnati basketball coach John Brannen said Friday he did not know when Senior Guard Jarron Cumberland would be 100% and return to the field due to the same recurring foot problem he played last season.
Cumberland, who averaged 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game last season, also missed most of the summer training sessions, according to Brannen.
“You’d have to talk to the doctors,” Brannen said when asked about the severity of Cumberland’s injury. “The philosophy I’ve always followed is to train the guys that are out there. I don’t make medical decisions.”
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Brannen also provided injury-related news for a variety of other Bearcats.
Junior Guard Trevor Moore will miss at least six weeks with “an Achilles problem”.
Freshman point guard Jeremiah Davenport is out at least until December after knee surgery, and Redshirt newcomer Prince Toyambi is out for an indefinite period (not disclosed).
“We can do it. We had to do some 4v4s and had to get halfway and full creative in some of our competitive stuff.”