Burney update

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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).

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

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