Tuesday , Dec , 02 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Stanford’s Josh Childress still bothered by foot injury

Stanford, CA (Sports Network) – Stanford forward Josh Childress, who has
already missed the first three games of the season, is still bothered by an
injury to his left foot and is not ready to return to the court.

Childress, who has a stress fracture in his left foot, emerged as one of the
team leaders in scoring and rebounding last season. The 6’8″, 205-pound junior
averaged 14.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds last season.

“I’d be satisfied if he’s back for the first week of conference (play),” head
coach Mike Montgomery told the San Jose Mercury News. “If we push it, there’s
a good chance it will displace, and then he’d be lost for a long period of
time.”

Stanford is 3-0 and ranked No. 21 in the nation heading into Saturday’s
showdown with top-ranked Kansas. The Cardinal also have a mid-December
showdown with No. 17 Gonzaga. Following the non-conference schedule, Stanford
will open PAC-10 play on January 2 against Washington State.

STANFORD