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Kansas State's Xavier Sneed (20) passes the ball during the team's game against UNLV in Las Vegas on Saturday. Sneed injured his foot during the overtime win, and though he was on the floor at the end of the game, K-State is continuing to monitor his recovery.

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber is cautiously optimistic about Xavier Sneed heading into Wednesday's game against Monmouth.

A senior wing, Sneed tweaked his foot during Saturday’s overtime win at UNLV. But he did finish the game, scoring 19 points, including 4 of the Wildcats’ 6 points in overtime.

“He went about half the practice (Monday), then we kind of pulled him,” Weber told The Mercury in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “I think it was sore. We’ll see. Hopefully he makes progress today, has lots of treatment.”

The injury, Weber said, doesn’t appear to “severe” in nature.

“It was just a weird injury where if you watch the video, it’s almost like his foot just slipped out from under him,” Weber said. “I hope it’s what you would call a ‘sprain’ or just some damage to some tissue. He finished the game, obviously made some big plays, got us back in it. He made big buckets down the stretch.”

Assuming things go well Tuesday, Weber doesn’t foresee Sneed being on any type of minutes limit against Monmouth.

“If he’s OK, I think he’d be able (to play regular minutes),” Weber said. “But again, we just have to wait and see how he progresses.”

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