Junior guard Lorenzo Brown wore a walking boot on his left foot to class on Wednesday, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said on his weekly radio show, and his status for Saturday's game with Miami is still up in the air.
Brown, who sprained his left ankle in the first half of Tuesday's loss at Virginia, received treatment from team trainer Ryan Holleman on Wednesday, according to Gottfried, who sounded pessimistic about Brown's status for the Wolfpack's next game.
"He was limping pretty good today, which was not a good sign," Gottfried said on his radio show. "But we're just going to work with him around the clock."
Brown, who averaged 14.7 points and 8.7 assists in the first seven ACC games, has started 59 straight games for N.C. State, going back to Sidney Lowe's final game in the 2010-11 season. Gottfried said it would take time to evaluate the injury.
"I'm going to guess it's going to be a couple of days before we start to have a feeling if he can or can't play," Gottfried said. "We'll just have to wait and see."
Brown has already shown an ability to recover quickly from injuries. He had his right knee surgically repaired at the end of June and returned ahead of schedule to play in N.C. State's preseason tour of Spain in August.
Gottfried said he would not rush Brown back in the lineup and risk further injury. At 5-3 in the ACC, N.C. State still has 10 conference games left on the schedule.
"I don't want to take a chance on him injuring himself worse," Gottfried said. "We have a lot of games left. We've to be smart about it, so we'll see."