Sophomore guard Ricky Kreklow, who missed all three games in the DirecTV Classic last week in Anaheim after feeling pain in his surgically repaired right foot, showed no structural damage in X-rays.
Still, Kreklow is listed as doubtful to play Sunday when the Bears (6-0) visit Wisconsin (4-2).
This is good news for the Bears, who survived using a seven-man rotation last week. Kreklow was projected as a starter before the season and showed glimpses of good potential in two games he played before the Anaheim trip.
The Bears need him healthy for the long run, so this is a smart, cautious move.