Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 2/4/14
Not the news that any University of Louisville basketball fan wanted to hear: Wayne Blackshear apparently suffered a concussion during a practice session, and won’t be available Wednesday for the game at Houston. Another challenge to overcome during a season that has produced more than its share for Rick Pitino, coming on top of the departure of Chane Behanan, the recuperation of Kevin Ware and the lack of improvement and expectations on other fronts. Some seasons are like that, with injuries begetting other injuries and off-court issues muddying the picture. Progress and momentum are impeded, making every game an adventure in February. Rick Pitino has been there a few times, but that doesn’t make it any easier for him or the fans. A good time for one to remind oneself which team is the defending national champion. If there’s any good news, it is that another eight-day layoff is imminent, hopefully providing enough time for Blackshear to recover. After Wednesday, the next game is Te...
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