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Louisville point guard Quentin Snider has been cleared to return to practice; could play on Saturday against Miami

University of Louisville point guard Quentin Snider has been cleared to return to practice. Snider was injured in the Jan. 14 game against Duke and could play on Saturday against Miami.

The University of Louisville is getting a key member of its men's basketball team back.

Junior point guard Quentin Snider has been cleared to return to practice and could play as early as Saturday when the Cardinals take on Miami at the KFC Yum Center at 2 o'clock.

Snider has missed six games since he injured his hip on Jan. 14 against Duke.

He has not played or practiced since the injury. The Cardinals are 6-2 without Snider in the lineup.

The Louisville native was averaging 12.1 points and 4.0 assists a game at the time of his injury. He had hit 12 of 24 three-pointers in ACC play and was named National Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 21 against Kentucky.

U of L coach Rick Pitino has said Snider would need a few days of practice before getting back on the floor.


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