Provo • Six weeks ago, BYU forward Chris Collinsworth had serious doubts about whether he would be able to step on the basketball court when the Cougars started practicing full-tilt for the 2011-12 season. The 6-foot-9 Collinsworth's recovery from microfracture knee surgery was going much more slowly than the only sophomore on BYU's roster anticipated.
"Then one day, all of a sudden I started feeling better and improving really quickly," Collinsworth said Tuesday after the Cougars' fourth practice. "It was amazing, really. Six weeks ago, I couldn't really do anything on the floor. So there's been some rapid improvement."
So much improvement that Collinsworth, who went on the summer trip to Greece with the team but wasn't able to play in any games, is on track to possibly start when the Cougars open the season next month at Utah State.