Bryant 'very doubtful' for Final Four

Updated: March 30, 2010, 8:17 PM ET
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins tells ESPN's Rachel Nichols that as of Tuesday afternoon, it is "very doubtful" that point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant can play in Saturday's Final Four game against Duke.

Before West Virginia's win over Kentucky in the Elite Eight, Bryant had told reporters that, despite breaking a bone in his right foot just a week before, he'd been medically cleared to play in the Final Four. On Sunday, he traveled to North Carolina to be fitted for an orthotic for his shoe.

Bryant did not practice Tuesday, WVU basketball spokesman Bryan Messerly said.

While Huggins did not completely rule out Bryant's return to the floor, he did say that, "if he can't practice, he's not going to play."

"We're not going to throw him out there without knowing what he's going to do," Huggins said. "I think it's a whole lot different walking, or jogging on a treadmill, than it is coming out here and cutting and doing the kind of things we have to do out here."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.