Cullen Neal could redshirt this season

Cullen Neal
Cullen Neal

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Lobos basketball Coach Craig Neal said he is not sure if his son Cullen will return to action this season. He suffered a high ankle sprain a couple of games in and has not been back.

It is looking more and more like the Lobo sophomore guard will seek a medical redshirt year. Coach Neal said that decision belongs to Cullen.

“I am not going to do what is best for me or my team, said Neal. “I am going to do what is best for Cullen. I know he is feeling a lot of pressure because he thinks he has to come back just for me as the coach, as his dad. I think he is feeling a lot pressure because he’s got to come back for his teammates.”

Neal has until January 5 to decide. In other injury news, guard Arthur Edwards is expected back from a finger injury December 18. Forward Jordan Goodman has returned to practice after sitting out to follow concussion protocol. It is unlikely that he will play Saturday when the Lobos host Louisiana, Monroe.

“He missed 12 days of any kind of practice, any kind of running and he was already behind shape wise, said Neal. “So he’s worked really hard. I got to give him credit. He’s worked his butt off.”

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