Jawan Jamison Closer To Being Able To Play At Cincinnati

By Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY – As No. 22 Rutgers finished their final practice of the week before heading out to Cincinnati, Jawan Jamison (ankle) participated in a limted role for the second consecutive day, and head coach Kyle Flood upgraded his status for the game from “50-50″ to “75 percent.”

“Jawan did a little bit more today. Ran a couple plays. If we played today he would not be able to play, but I think we’re moving in the right direction and I would say probably 75% that he would play on Saturday. I don’t think it’s 100% just yet,” Flood said. “I’ve seen these kind of things go both ways so it wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t react well to what he did today, but we’re still optimistic after today.”

One of the hurdles that still remains for Jamison’s ailing right ankle is the trip out to Cincinnati. The flight could potentially cause more swelling. But that’s not something that concerns Flood.

“I think we’ll do some things when we get to the hotel and we’ll do some things before we leave to make sure that we minimize the affects that that can have,” Flood said. “I know that sometimes that can create some swelling issues, but it’s not something I’m overly worried about.”

If Jamison – who’s just 47 yards away from 1,000 yards – can’t go, Savon Huggins – who has just 165 yards on 52 attempts – will get a bulk of the carries.

Note: Right guard Andre Civil (leg) and kicker Kyle Federico (hip) did not practice today.

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