PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pitt point guard Levance Fields hopes to play again by mid-February, a faster return than projected when he broke his left foot Dec. 29.
Fields was initially told he would be out for eight to 12 weeks, or most of the remaining season. If Fields returns when he hopes, he might play in a half-dozen games before the Big East tournament.
``The doctors still haven't set a timetable (for his definitive return),'' Fields said Thursday. ``If I continue to keep healing and recovering the way that I am, I'll be back sooner than you know it.''
Fields doesn't doubt he will return long before the No. 15 Panthers play in the Big East tournament in mid-March.
``They've got me on the bike now so I've been doing some things,'' Fields said. ``Obviously, I wish I was still out there, but I'm taking baby steps and it's coming along.''
Fields was hurt during an 80-55 loss to Dayton - apparently when he stepped on a cheerleader's foot while falling out of bounds on a layup.
Fields, a 5-foot-10 junior from Brooklyn, averages 11.9 points and 5.4 assists. Since Fields was hurt, Ronald Ramon has moved from shooting guard to point guard, scoring 18 points in a 69-60 upset of No. 5 Georgetown on Monday night.
``He's a senior. He's been through a lot and he's used to things like that,'' Fields said.

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