Sophomore guard Pe’shon Howard told CBSSports.com on Saturday that he will return December 23. He has missed the entire season thus far due to a foot injury.
“We’re going to add a little more each game,” Howard said at the National High School Hoops Festival, where he was supporting Oak Hill Academy. “The 23rd, that’s four games until NC State, so I should be back at 100 percent with no hesitation.”
There was a chance Maryland was going to bring him back for next Wednesday’s game against Florida International, but he wouldn’t have been able to play much anyway. By having him return two weeks before ACC play, the Terrapins will be able to ease him back so he’s comfortable when conference competition kicks off.
Originally, the fear was that Howard would be out two or three months with a broken foot, similar to Duke’s Kyrie Irving last season. However, it’s clear Irving’s injury was more severe. Howard is already wearing sneakers on both feet and isn’t showing any sign of an injury.