Rest, treatment in store for injured guard

Monday, March 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma guard Hollis Price will get plenty of rest and treatment this week as he recovers from a left groin injury.

Trainer Alex Brown said he expects Price to undergo three, one-hour sessions in the training room each day this week and won't do much on the practice court.

``Rest is the best thing for these, and he's going to get a lot of that,'' Brown said Monday.

Price, the Big 12 player of the year, got hurt March 16 in the championship game of the conference tournament.

He played a combined 41 minutes and scored eight points in Oklahoma's first two East Regional games, victories over South Carolina State and California.

``It's better than what it was Saturday and Thursday,'' Price said Monday as he arrived at the practice gym.

Price, who averages 19 points per game, said he hopes to be close to 100 percent by Friday, when the top-seeded Sooners play No. 12 seed Butler in the regional semifinals at Albany, N.Y.

``The other day (Saturday) I was about 85 percent, which was better,'' he said. ``I moved a whole lot better than what I did Thursday.''