Wildcats' Coble seeks another opinion

Updated: November 13, 2009, 2:28 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

The status of Northwestern star forward Kevin Coble and his injured left foot remained uncertain after he visited a specialist on Thursday.

Wildcats coach Bill Carmody had expected to know more definitive news after Coble met with a doctor, but Northwestern released a statement Friday saying Coble would be seeing another physician Monday, after which a course of action would be determined.

Coble injured his foot when he landed awkwardly during Tuesday's practice. He has since seen a number of doctors and has been wearing a walking boot.

Coble, a 6-foot-8 senior, led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding last season, averaging 15.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. After Northwestern finished 17-14 and reached the NIT last season, Coble was expected to be the key this season to the Wildcats reaching their first NCAA tournament.

Carmody said Thursday he assumed Coble would miss about a month of action.

Northwestern opens its season at home Friday night against Northern Illinois.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.

Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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