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Stainbrook aiming for tournament return
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Xavier center Matt Stainbrook was on crutches Wednesday -- his 22nd birthday -- after getting treatment on his injured left knee. He's out for the Musketeers' next game, but hopes to return at tournament time.
Stainbrook strained a ligament in his left knee during the first half of a 71-62 loss at Seton Hall on Monday night. The injury isn't as severe as he initially feared.
The Big East's second-leading rebounder will miss the Musketeers' final regular season game on Thursday against No. 6 Villanova at the Cintas Center.
Stainbrook rode a stationary bicycle on Wednesday as part of his twice-daily therapy to get the knee back into shape. He has a week before the Musketeers play in the Big East tournament.