"We'll see," Fairchild said. "We'll talk with (head trainer) Terry DeZeeuw. I'd be very surprised. ... Terry's being cautious, Myke's being aggressive. The right things will happen. I think TCU and Air Force are more realistic goals. But we'll see."
"I thought about that yesterday," Fairchild said. "I thought even if we got a few snaps out of him that would be kind of a nice thing. But we don't want to put him out there until he's ready and we don't need to make that decision right now."
Sisson mentioned that he felt no pain after his Tuesday's practice and on Wednesday practiced with the scout team and was part of 7-on-7 drills. Even with the improvement of Sisson's ankle it seems unlikely that he will play on Saturday, but Fairchild is not going to close the door entirely until game-time.
Linebacker Mychal Sisson made a surprise appearance at Tuesday's Colorado St. Rams football practice. Sisson has been out since Sept. 10 with a broken right ankle that he suffered on a special teams play. He was able to participate in practice wearing shells -- helmets and shoulder pads -- to take part in some hitting.
With a reeling defense the team was excited to see Sisson back on the practice field:
"It brought some energy to the team," [quarterback Pete] Thomas said. "I have no idea if he'll play out there on Saturday, I'll be surprised if he does. But just having him out there at practice was pretty cool."
Sisson has been practicing lightly by running and doing some range of motion last week, but Tuesday was the first time he took part in a team practice. After practice Sisson said that his ankle is feeling good:
"I actually felt real good. There were a couple of times I felt I was thinking about my ankle a little bit, seeing if it was going to hold up. But it held up. That's the only thing, just getting my mind to stop thinking about it and just go out there and play like I normally did."
Sisson also mentioned that he was not seeing any swelling on his ankle after working out, but that his ankle is sore the following day. As for this Saturday, Sission will be questionable to play against the San Diego St. Aztecs, but he is on schedule to return to action on Nov. 19 against the TCU Horned Frogs.
"We will know more when it's red-jersey time out there and we tape him up and let him run around a little bit," Fairchild said. "We will probably be able to then set a time where he would come back. I don't think Myke Sisson will be back this week. I think Myke, in his mind, is thinking TCU. Probably after the bye (week), we will run around and see where we are at a bit."
Sisson is a senior and a captain's on this years team his pending return is mostly going to be for pride to get back on the field and be part of this team for a few more weeks, because the odds of Colorado State making a bowl game are slim since they lost a few winnable games against this year against the San Jose St. Spartans and the UTEP Miners
"Well there's hope, there's certainly hope," Fairchild said. "I'd like nothing better than for our football team, but more importantly for Myke to get a chance his senior year to play another snap of the football. So hopefully that can happen."
Colorado State has two bye weeks ahead of them so that will allow extra time for Sisson to get back onto the field. The best-case scenario for Sisson's return would be the Oct. 29 game against UNLV. That would be six weeks from his injury. The more likely scenario is the Nov. 19 game against San Diego State game and that would put Sisson nine weeks out from when he suffered his injury.
All was not good in the Colorado St. Rams' 33-14 win over Northern Colorado. The Rams lost star linebacker Mychal Sisson to a broken ankle when he was on punt return coverage. Sisson was running down the field to block a Northern Colorado player when he fell down awkwardly on his right leg. Sisson was carted off the field and then taken to Poudre Valley Hospital to get x-rays on the leg.
The result was a broken right ankle, and it is possible that Sisson could be out for the season. In his place on Saturday were redshirt freshman Max Morgan and true freshman Aaron Davis. Sisson led the Rams in tackles in 2008 and 2009. If he is out for the season it will be a huge blow to the Rams' defense.
The Colorado St. Rams have rushed out to a commanding 28-0 lead at the half against Northern Colorado, and is looks like the Rams are in complete control of this game. However, the Rams may have suffered a big blow in this game as the Rams top linebacker Mychal Sisson was injured on a punt return. Sisson was writhing in pain on the 50-yard line for an extended period of time. Sisson was eventually taken to the sideline where the trainers were attending to his injured right leg.
Sisson was eventually taken off the field wearing an air cast and had to be taken to the locker room on a stretcher just before the end of the second quarter. The extent of his injury is unknown and with the Rams out in front 28-0, do not expect to Sisson back on the field at all.
Stay tuned to our Story Stream coverage for the latest update on Sisson.