Report: Dean Wade 'doubtful' for NCAA Tournament

MANHATTAN, Kan. Prior to his team flying our for San Jose and its matchup Friday against No. 13 seed UC Irvine, K-State men's basketball coach Bruce Weber says star forward Dean Wade's status is "doubtful."

Wade injured his right foot in K-State's Big 12-title clinching, regular season finale March 9 against Oklahoma.

"He's made some progress, but I would say he’s doubtful," Weber tells CBS Sports . "We can’t put him in jeopardy. He’d love to play, it’s not him at all. The injury was more severe than we ever anticipated. It’s going to take it’s gonna take A little time."

Weber tells CBS Sports Wade's status beyond the opening round is unclear if K-State beats Cal-Irvine. He says Wade has been doing treatment and using crutches to ease the pain.

"It is what it is. We can’t do much about it," Weber says.