Yarou could dress Saturday

Villanova freshman Mouphtaou Yarou has been cleared to resume practicing with his team, a source told ESPN.com.

Yarou was diagnosed in late November with Hepatitis B after being sent home from Puerto Rico with a then-undiagnosed viral infection.

Initially coach Jay Wright thought Yarou might be done for the season. Instead he could dress as soon as Saturday when No. 8 Villanova opens its Big East season at Marquette.

Before the illness, Yarou appeared in two games and averaged 5.0 points per game.

Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com.