The injury report for the Connecticut men's basketball team was not good Sunday.
Back in Storrs after losing at Cincinnati Saturday, forward Niels Giffey had X-rays that confirmed a fracture of his right index finger. UConn officials said Giffey will see an orthopedic specialist to determine the best course of action. A decision on Giffey's playing status for the final two games of the season will not be made until that diagnosis is made.
In most dislocation fractures, playing status depends on the degree of immobilization required. Giffey played only 13 minutes off the bench against Cincinnati. He left the game midway through the second half when the finger was injured during a scramble under the basket.
UConn did not practice Sunday but leading scorer Shabazz Napier received treatment for his injured right foot. UConn officials said Napier remains in discomfort and he continues to wear a walking boot for protection. Napier's status officially remains day-to-day, but it would appear questionable that he could be ready to play at South Florida on Wednesday night.
Napier injured the foot early in the second half of UConn's win over Georgetown last Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion. Napier had never missed a game in his UConn career until Saturday, ending a streak of 102 consecutive games in a Huskies uniform.
UConn's season ends Saturday with a home game against Providence.