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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  7/25/2014

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Cauley-Stein (ankle) is still in a walking boot and is not likely to be cleared until later in the summer, ESPN reports.

The big man suffered a severely sprained ankle during the Wildcats' Sweet 16 matchup against Louisville and went on to miss the team's final three NCAA Tournament games. His recovery appears to be progressing rather slowly, as coach John Calipari indicated he hopes Cauley-Stein could be cleared for practice by the end of July. "It was going to be a couple of months,'' Calipari said. "He still has the boot on. He might be cleared to practice in late July, but he probably won't be cleared until Aug. 10 and why risk it for him or for us? It will be a chance for the young kids.'' The "chance for the young kids" Calipari mentions refers to Kentucky's preseason trip to the Bahamas, where the team will play a series of six exhibitions against teams featuring professional players. Cauley-Stein is not expected to take part in the exhibitions, though his status could change over the next two months.

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Willie Cauley-Stein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 14, 2014

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Stein (ankle) will return to Kentucky for his junior season, Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal reports.

Stein, a projected first-round pick, will return to a crowded Kentucky frontcourt, rather than ply his trade in the NBA. Coming off a season that saw him average 2.9 blocks per game, the 7-footer will likely be the Wildcats' starting center, and should be a first-round draft pick in 2015.

April 6, 2014

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Cauley-Stein (ankle) will miss Monday's title game against UConn, Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal reports.

Cauley-Stein injured his ankle in the Sweet 16 game against Louisville. He went on to miss each of the two following games and the news is no different for Monday's game against the Huskies. The sophomore forward may have already played his last game as a Wildcat as he will weigh his options following the season.

March 31, 2014

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Cauley-Stein (ankle) is not expected to play in this weekend's Final Four, ESPN reports.

Cauley-Stein injured his ankle during Kentucky's Sweet 16 win over Louisville, which caused him to miss the Wildcats' Eight Eight triumph versus Michigan. Given the proximity of this weekend's Final Four, Cauley-Stein is doubtful to play, so expect teammate Marcus Lee to see increased involvement up front for Kentucky.

March 29, 2014

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Cauley-Stein (ankle) did not practice Saturday and is highly unlikely to play in Sunday's Elite Eight matchup with Michigan, Big Ten Network reports.

Cauley-Stein left Friday's game with an ankle sprain after playing just four minutes. Coach John Calipari said he'd be "shocked" if the big man was ready to play Sunday, so it seems as though Dakari Johnson will serve as Kentucky's primary center.

March 29, 2014

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Cauley-Stein (left ankle) is uncertain for the rest of the NCAA Tournament after being injured early in Friday night's game against Louisville, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Cauley-Stein did not return to Friday night's game, so his status for Sunday's Elite Eight matchup with Michigan has to be in doubt.

February 27, 2014

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Cauley-Stein had 16 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots Thursday night against Arkansas.

This is one of Cauley-Stein's best performances of the season, and he is now averaging 7.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.

February 4, 2014

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Cauley-Stein had 18 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks and two assists Tuesday night against Ole Miss.

Cauley-Stein is now averaging 7.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game this season.