UTEP running back Donald Buckram's knee is doing better and better and the health of the Miners' offensive line is also improving.
Brett Bloomquist at the El Paso Times writes UTEP running back Donald Buckram "looks better than he has since his (knee) injury and is having a full week of practice."
It seems like the world has been waiting for Donald Buckram to see some significant carries and, while he did play against Rice, Buckram only carried the ball nine times for 47 yards and no scores.
UTEP coach Mike Price says he will not divulge injury information this week, but running back Donald Buckram practiced with the team on Tuesday. While he wore a red non-contact jersey and the team wasn't in full pads, Brett Bloomquist of the the El Paso writes that Buckram "seemed at full speed".
UTEP coach Mike Price believes running back Donald Buckram will be able to play this week against Rice. "I think Buckram will be ready to go," Price said at his weekly luncheon. "We'll just have to wait and see how the week goes."
Donald Buckram was considered a game-time decision for the game against New Mexico and the decision was a no-go for the talented back.
UTEP practice was closed on Wednesday, but it does not appear that running back Donald Buckram participated in drills. Buckram says he will play but coach Mike Price says he is unsure and is once again a "game-time decision".
UTEP running back Donald Buckram sat out practice on Tuesday. Buckram says his knee was a little sore after last Saturday's game, but should be ready to go this week against New Mexico.
So we finally got to see Donald Buckram back on the field and all he was able to muster was 59 yards rushing on 13 carries while adding three catches for 15 yards.
UTEP running back Donald Buckram did not experience any swelling in his knee after a vigorous practice session on Tuesday and jettisoned the non-contact jersey for Wednesday's practice.
UTEP running back Donald Buckram practiced on Tuesday, but wore a red non-contact jersey. Buckram was a full participant in team drills (less the contact) for the first time since bruising his knee. "I'm ready," he said after practice. "It was a relief, no limping. It felt good. It felt good to be back."
All signs point toward UTEP running back Donald Buckram being ready to play this week against Memphis.
UTEP running back Donald Buckram says he has an 80-percent chance of playing Saturday against New Mexico State. Unfortunately coach Mike Price closed practice Wednesday, so it is unknown if Buckram has been able to practice the last two days as expected.
The swelling in UTEP running back Donald Buckram's knee is down and he will begin cutting in practice today.