Posted by Chip Patterson
Arizona star wide receiver Juron Criner is back on the practice field, but still not cleared to play after undergoing an appendectomy last week.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that Criner was on the field Wednesday, running around but still unable to fully practice with the team. The senior wideout underwent the operation Sept. 5,, just days after lighting up Northern Arizona for 151 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.
Criner was back with the team a day earlier than expected, and head coach Mike Stoops called it "a positive step." The doctors will evaluate Criner on Thursday, and he could be cleared for practice, or even the Wildcats' Pac-12 opener against No. 6 Stanford on Saturday.
Quarterback Nick Foles is off to a hot start this season, already racking up 810 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Having Criner on the field will be necessary if the Wildcats want to keep up with Andrew Luck in what many expect to be a shootout in Tucson.
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