The latest on Kevin Kruger's injury

Point guard Kevin Kruger took part in about 40 percent of the plays in practice on Monday afternoon at Cox Pavilion before the team boarded a charter for Fort Collins, Colo. Whether Kruger plays on Tuesday night for the first time since suffering a deep thigh bruise in a Jan. 10 overtime loss at Wyoming depends on whom you talk with, however.

"I think it will be game-time decision," UNLV head coach Lon Kruger said.

A reporter asked son Kevin if he was going to play against the Rams? "I think so," he said. "I think I'm going to be able to go. I might not be able to play for long, but I think I might be able to go."

Kruger spent part of the practice working with the first team offense. "I just kind of rotated in there," he said. "I probably played less than 50 percent of the practice."

If Kruger does play, it will be a big thigh guard wrapped around his leg that was specially constructed by Rebel assistant equipment manager Rocky Rutledge.

"It feels all right," Kruger said. "It still has a long ways to go, though. But it's at the point where I think I could actually go, so. I haven't played in over two weeks, so it will be like starting over again."

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