Dayton’s Pollard progressing in return from surgeries

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller provided an update on senior forward Kendall Pollard on Tuesday.

Pollard underwent wrist surgery in April and knee surgery in the first week of May. He traveled with the team to Spain but did not play in the two exhibition games.

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The goal has always been to get Pollard ready for the start of the season, and he’s progressing toward that goal.

“He’s doing more and more than he’s ever done,” Miller said. “He’s conditioning five days a week right now, which is a good sign. In strength and conditioning, from a weight-room perspective, he’s up to four days a week. He’s going through his own program right now. We’re hoping by mid-September we’ll be able to look at him on the floor again. Obviously, no contact. We’re hoping by the end of September we’ll be able to work him into non-contact practices. If all goes well, we’re looking at Kendall being ready to practice in October. We’re not in a rush.’