The boot comes off for good on Monday, and he has already been cleared to start playing. The boot has just been precautionary. Probably best to work him into the line up very slowly, a bit at a time. Stress fractures can be a bitch, especially on the foot of a 7' giant I would imagine.
Id rather have him 100% for the CUSA tourney, than for Thursday... Hooper has shown he can contribute some... La Tech will probably have a good crowd, Miners are going to have to play a pretty good game to win. No slow starts!