Apparently Gorgui Dieng’s x-ray came back positive this afternoon. Rick Pitino tells Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports that Dieng will return to full-contact practice this afternoon. This will be Dieng’s first full practice since Nov. 23.
“We’ll see how it goes today,” Pitino told Goodman. “And then we’ll make a decision.”
I still don’t think we’ll know for sure until Saturday afternoon if Gorgui will play, but this is definitely a good sign. Even if he’s not at 100%, having him around will really help Louisville in the front-court.
I’d still like to see Stephan Van Treese start, but spot minutes for Dieng could be valuable for the Cards.