University of Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson said Friday that Crimson Tide sophomore forward Braxton Key, the team’s top returning scorer from last season, would be back at practice on a limited basis after missing most of November due to surgery on a torn meniscus ligament in his knee.
“Braxton will participate in the non-contact parts of our practice on today and tomorrow, based on how he recovers,” Johnson said at a press conference previewing the No. 24 -ranked Crimson Tide’s Sunday game against Central Florida.
Johnson was also asked about freshman forward John Petty, who appeared frustrated after sitting out much of the second half in Alabama’s 77-74 win over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday.
“We were looking at different lineups,” Johnson said, adding that adjusting to college basketball was “a growing process.”
“We talked, but we talked to all of our players every day,” Johnson said.