WATCH: Kansas State F Dean Wade practices before Sweet 16 matchup with Kentucky

Injured Kansas State forward Dean Wade participated in team drills during practice in Atlanta on Wednesday ahead of of the Wildcats’ Sweet 16 game against Kentucky on Thursday night.

Wade has missed the last three games for Kansas State because of a stress fracture in his foot he suffered in the Big 12 Tournament against TCU. Based on what he showed during the portion of practice that was open to the media, he is definitely showing progress from the injury.

The junior said Sunday   that he was “98 percent” sure that he would play in the Sweet 16.

“I’m excited,” Wade said. “It gives me another couple days to heal. I’m starting to feel a lot better. Day by day, it gets a lot better. It gives me a few more days to heal and recover.”

Kansas State is 2-1 since Wade’s injury. The Wildcats lost to Kansas 83-67 in the Big 12 Tournament in their first game after Wade’s injury. They opened their NCAA Tournament run with a 69-59 win over Creighton, then beat No. 16 seed UMBC after the retrievers upset No. 1 Virginia in the first round.

Wade leads Kansas State in scoring this season with 16.5 points per game and is shooting 55 percent from the field. He is also averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.

He would be a major help against a Kentucky team on a five-game winning streak. The game will tip off at approximately 9:37 p.m. ET on CBS.

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