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LJ Cryer injury: Status of Baylor guard for game against Texas on Saturday

We take a look at what it means for the Bears here.

LJ Cryer of the Baylor Bears dribbles the ball during a college basketball game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at the WVU Coliseum on January 18, 2022 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Update — LJ Cryer will remained sidelined on Saturday vs. the Longhorns. Cryer hasn’t played since January and Baylor has dropped two of their past four games as a result. Still, the Bears are ranked No. 10 and can jump back up the rankings a bit with a win this weekend against Texas.

The No. 10 Baylor Bears could be without leading scorer LJ Cryer once again when they get set to host the No. 20 Texas Longhorns on Saturday afternoon.

Cryer missed four straight games and hasn’t taken the floor since January 25th with an injury to his foot. Head coach Scott Drew said Cryer will be a game-time decision, and the issue is pain tolerance, though he has been doing more in practice.

The Bears are 2-2 in the four games without Cryer, and they’re coming off a 75-60 road loss to the Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night. In 18 games this season, Cryer leads the team with 13.9 points per contest.

Baylor has a 20-4 record including 8-3 in Big 12 play, while Texas will enter with an 18-6 overall record and 7-4 in conference games.

Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bears are listed as a 6-point favorites. The line opened with Baylor as the 5.5-point chalk. The total sits at 129.5.