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Kevin Willard: Aaron Cosby Questionable for Season Opener

"Willard told reporters during a conference call earlier today that Aaron's availability will hinge upon a doctor's decision on Friday morning."

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

It was originally thought that Aaron Cosby wouldn't be fit to play for Seton Hall until late this month. According to head coach Kevin Willard, Cosby is questionable for Friday's season opener against UMKC at Walsh Gym. Willard told reporters during a conference call earlier today that Aaron's availability will hinge upon a doctor's decision on Friday morning. Willard stressed to reporters that Cosby's knee has been healing well but his conditioning is lagging behind. If Cosby is cleared to play, it looks like he won't be 100% health and endurance wise.

Regardless of Cosby's questionable status, it would appear that the coaching staff will err on the side of caution in playing Aaron before the team travels to the Mohegan Sun to take on Washington next Saturday. Friday's home opener falls right around the third week since Cosby sustained his sprained PCL -- reports said he would be out from 3-6 weeks. Additionally, Missouri Kansas City and Norfolk State are ranked 281st and 280th, respectively, by KenPom -- the team should feel comfortable about arriving in Connecticut with a 2-0 record without the sophomore guard's assistance.

We will keep you updated on Aaron Cosby's status leading up to Friday's home opener against UMKC at Walsh Gym.