|Pitt's Fields expects mid-February return|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 17 January 2008 13:33|
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.