The Washington Times - June 16, 2009, 09:47AM

Have a leftover from my discussion with Maryland coach Gary Williams from yesterday afternoon.

Williams said oft-injured forward Jerome Burney is out of his walking boot and will be X-rayed on June 23 (one week from today).

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Burney, of course, was limited to nine games because of foot injuries. This came two years after he was forced to redshirt because a preseason injury set him back.

Even with the arrival of a pair of good-to-go freshmen, James Padgett and Jordan Williams, there’s still some optimism in College Park that Burney can add some height and athleticism as a reserve.

It’s too early to tell. But if those X-rays come back favorable, then at least Burney will be in a better spot entering the second half of 2009 than he was for much of last season.

Patrick Stevens