South Carolina F A'ja Wilson likely out vs. VanderbiltFILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) grabs a rebound against Texas A&M forward Anriel Howard (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A panel of WNBA coaches and general managers put together mock selections for the first round of the league's draft that will take place in April. They were only allowed to choose seniors in their final season of eligibility and foreign players for the draft and couldn't make pick for their own teams. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley expects All-American forward A'ja Wilson to miss her second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the 10th-ranked Gamecocks play at Vanderbilt.
Staley said Wednesday that Wilson thinks she's playing, ''but she's probably not playing.''
Wilson, the two-time defending Southeastern Conference player of the year, got hurt in the final minute of a win over Auburn on Jan. 11. She missed an 86-70 loss to No. 6 Tennessee last Sunday, sitting on the bench with a pink cast and needing a scooter to keep her injured ankle off the ground.
Staley says there's no timetable for Wilson's return.
The coach says Wilson's backup, 6-foot-2 sophomore Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan, will also miss Thursday's Vanderbilt game with a bone bruise to her left knee.