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LSU's Thomas returns to practice despite sore ankle

Updated: March 14, 2006, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tyrus Thomas was back on the court as LSU began practice for the first game in the NCAA Tournament -- but not for long.

Thomas, who was averaging 12.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and a Southeastern Conference-best 3.0 blocks shots per game before suffering a high right ankle sprain, had been resting the injury since Feb. 25.

At his first practice on Monday, Thomas left the court after a handful of routine fundamentals drills. He later shot baskets by himself for about ...

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