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Arizona’s Parrom recovering well, could return soon after start of season

Kevin Parrom is moving ahead quickly in his rehab. Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona junior wing Kevin Parrom, recovering from a Sept. 24 shooting in which he lost feeling in his lower right leg, is on schedule to rejoin the team well before the end of the year.

“At one point, we talked about redshirting him,” coach Sean Miller said after Saturday’s Red-Blue Game. “That looks less and less likely because he continues to make weekly progress.

“We don’t anticipate him being ready for the start of the season, but we do anticipate him joining us down the road. That could be as early as mid-November, late November, early December.”

Miller said if Parrom’s absence extends into mid-December, then something caused Parrom to take a “major step back” in his rehab. Arizona plays six games by the end of November and nine games by Dec. 8.

“Still some uncertainty, but it’s good to see him make progress,” Miller said. “Like our team, he still has a long way to go.”

Parrom has not been able to practice — “other than shooting drills,” Miller said. — but Parrom did participate in lay-up drills before Saturday afternoon’s Red-Blue Game at McKale Center.

Parrom will leave Sunday morning to return home to The Bronx, N.Y., for the funeral of his mother, Lisa Williams. She died last Sunday after battling cancer. Miller said Parrom will return to Tucson on Wednesday.

He was shot while home in New York to visit his mother on Sept. 24.

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