UNLV basketball:

Mike Moser expects to return quickly from slightly pulled groin injury

Moser sat out Thursday’s practice as a precaution but could have easily played if it were a game, coach Dave Rice said


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

UNLV forward Mike Moser messes around with announcer Chet Buchanan during the team’s First Look scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Thomas & Mack.

The Rebels practiced on Thursday without junior forward Mike Moser, who sat out as a precaution to help heal a left groin injury.

Moser entered the gym in street clothes and looked to be favoring his left leg a bit as he sat and watched practice with Bryce Dejean-Jones, who’s recovering from broken bones in his left hand. Moser said he doesn’t expect to miss much time and Rice added that if there was a game Thursday night Moser would “absolutely” play.

“At this point it’s more precautionary than anything,” Rice said. “He’ll be fine and it gives other guys more reps.”

Moser said the slightly pulled groin occurred more than a week ago and he’s been trying to play through it ever since. Most days that worked just fine, but occasionally it was an issue.

“I’m not in too much pain right now, but after some practices it kind of gets to me,” Moser said. “Just figured I’d take it easy right now and get ready for that scrimmage next week.”

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Rebels travel to UCLA, Moser’s previous school, for a closed scrimmage. No fans or media are allowed to attend and NCAA rules require that no one affiliated with these closed scrimmages across the country directly reference the event in public.

Bishop Gorman grad Shabazz Muhammad wont’ be able to play in the scrimmage for the Bruins because he’s out two to four weeks after suffering a shoulder injury Thursday. Luckily for the Rebels, Moser shouldn’t be out nearly that long.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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