Everyone practiced for Villanova on Wednesday, including Scottie Reynolds who has been banged up recently. He suffered what was termed a "stinger" in his right elbow at practice Monday, but recovered from that. He also revealed yesterday after practice that a knee injury very nearly kept him out of Villanova's NCAA opener against American University.
"I didn't tell anyone, but the night before I really didn't think I was going to be able to go," Reynolds said. "I banged it during a drill last Tuesday in practice, then banged it again Wednesday and it swelled up again. You know your body. I didn't think I was going to be able to play."
The swelling went down and Reynolds played with a thick sleeve on his left knee against American (see photo). Treatment since has taken almost all the inflamation from the area, and only a small knot remains on the side of the knee.
"I'm feeling a lot better now than I was last week," Reynolds said.
Here's the transcript of Villanova's press conference on Wednesday, courtesy of ASAP Sports and the NCAA (by the way, transcriptions are not exactly a science. In the Jay Wright answer about how long he has known Gerald Henderson, the younger, subsitute "Conshohocken" for "Birmingham" and "Episcopal Academy" for "an Episcopal academy":