Archive for Friday, May 18, 1990

LINDLEY WAITING FOR SPECIAL FOOT

May 18, 1990

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Kansas basketball signee Chris Lindley, who lost his right foot in a train accident Jan. 7, will be fitted for a special prosthesis called a Flex-Foot on May 25.

Until it's delivered, he'll have to go on dunking a basketball with his regular model.

"I can dunk in my back yard," said Lindley, who was an honorary member of the Missouri Valley AAU Select team that clipped the Soviet National junior team, 78-75, Thursday night at Kemper Arena.

"There's still quite a bit of damage to my left leg, and that slows me down some," he said. "I'll try to play my sophomore year."

Lindley currently wears what's called a Seattle foot. The Flex-Foot, he said, has a graphite leg portion that will provide more spring.

"It feels kind of unnatural right now," he said, "but once I get the Flex-Foot it's supposed to be more natural."

The 6-8 Raytown, Mo., South senior will attend KU on an institutional scholarship, but he isn't waiting until August to start school.

"This summer I'm going to take some classes so it'll lighten my load next year," he said. "I'll lift this summer and try to make as much progress as I can." Kurt Caywood

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