Spangler said he was still being affected by the injury, mainly cramping in the leg. He said he hoped to ditch the compression sleeve in the next few weeks.
As for Hornbeak, the Sooners' sixth man and backup point guard took a step toward returning over the last few days.
Over Christmas break, Hornbeak ditched the boot he has worn since his injury. He returned to practice in a limited capacity late in the week.
Sooners coach Lon Kruger said there was still some hope that Hornbeak would be available for the Big 12 opener Saturday at Texas, but his return could come Jan. 8 against Kansas or Jan. 11 against Iowa State.