Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 1/20/12
Rick Pitino continues trying to be outwardly optimistic at his pre-game press conferences these days despite receiving a daily dose of bad news from trainer Fred Hina.“The attitude of his team is off the charts, they work their butts off, and they don’t get discouraged,” he said. “This will help them win games. I don’t which games they will be, but wins will come.”But the University of Louisville basketball coach doesn’t expect any relief from anyone on the injured list.He revealed that Wayne Blackshear has yet to be cleared to practice, contradicting previous reports to the contrary. “Wayne hasn’t practiced yet, he said. “It’s more than just his shoulder. He has some asthma related issues, and doesn’t look real strong.”Ditto for Stephan Van Treese, who was expected to be returning soon. “It doesn’t look good,” he said.He noted that Kyle Kuric is still experiencing pain with the injured ankle, and couldn’t promise that he will be available for the Pittsburgh game Saturday.Bec
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