"It's really too early to tell (when he'll return)," Rick Pitino said Friday. "He's shooting free throws, doing cardiovascular and his knee looks good. I was hoping he would play by Arizona but that's not going to happen. It wasn't even practical on my part to think that."
The Cardinals play high-scoring Arizona next Tuesday in New York and Pitino wasn't sure whether or not McGee would even make that trip. Doctors said McGee would miss 3-6 weeks after the surgery, and McGee said he's simply taking things one day at time.
"I can't really speculate (when I'll return). I'm just taking it day-by-day right now," McGee said. "I'm off the crutches so my walking is getting better. I think next week I'll probably start jogging more. The week after that I'll probably start sprinting and trying to cut."