Georgetown coach John Thompson III limped into the first floor room of the school’s athletic center for his media session Friday afternoon. His knee remains stiff following an accident Monday involving the team’s chartered bus. Despite the bruised knee and awkward gait, Thompson won’t be a gametime decision for Saturday’s home game against Marquette.
“‘I’m playing,” Thompson joked. “I might be on the sideline in one of those carts.”
The outlook for Tre Campbell, also injured in the bus accident on I-95 outside of Baltimore, is also clear, but opposite. The junior guard (knee) won’t play against the Golden Eagles. Campbell also didn’t dress for Tuesday’s loss at Villanova.
Thompson didn’t offer a specific timeframe for the reserve guard’s return, but said it could be “at least a week.”
After Marquette, Georgetown is off until Feb. 19 at Creighton, meaning Campbell might not miss any additional games should he only miss another week.
The Washington, D.C. native averages 3.6 points and 15 minutes per game for the Hoyas (13-12, 4-8 Big East). He scored six points in Georgetown’s 76-66 loss at Marquette (15-9, 6-6) on Dec. 29.
Jagan Mosely and Kaleb Johnson filled in for Campbell in the 75-64 loss to the Wildcats.
Here’s more from Thompson on Marquette and his squad from Friday’s media session.