Blackshear won’t suit up for Louisville

Surprise.

More bad news. Wayne Blackshear will miss the 2011-12 season with his ailing shoulder.

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test performed at Jewish Hospital points to a torn labrum in his right shoulder, which will require surgery to repair. With an expected recovery time of at least four months, Blackshear will effectively miss the entire season.

Blackshear had just been cleared by the NCAA initial eligibility center to participate as a freshman a week ago. He had suffered an injury to his left shoulder as he closed out his high school career, had surgery to repair it, and had spent the summer rehabilitating that shoulder.

Just great.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Blackshear won’t suit up for Louisville”

  1. Wow ! and the hits just keep on coming ! Hold Your head up Wayne, You will have a family of Fans here along with a Great career.YOU R CARDINAL !

  2. How frustrating! My heart goes out to this outstanding young man. I saw the red/white scrimage and told my wife Pitino’s practices needed to be more about plays and fundamentals and tone the physical play down some. Safe it for the game! These ongoing injuries is proof of this. Regardless, Cards will still have a good season is others can stay healthy.

  3. Has anyone else been concerned about the number of player injuries during the Pitino era? What goes on in those practices?

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