Luke Hancock to sit during Louisville scrimmages

Luke Hancock won’t be appearing in any of the three upcoming University of Louisville basketball scrimmages, according to Rick Pitino.

Not that Hancock hasn’t completely recovered from reported ankle or Achilles problems, but he had a very tough summer, according to the coach.Rick-Pitino-Oct.4,-2013

“Luke’s has a combination of things that are now totally healed,” said Pitino. “He feels great, he’s shooting, he’s working out  but I’m going to treat him like an old baseball veteran and let him go through it slower than everybody else. These red and while games take a lot out of you because there are no substitutions. I want to give him two more weeks and bring him in toward the end of October.

“I know what he is. Luke is Luke. You know what you get with him.”

Pitino also reported that Kevin Ware’s most recent X-ray indicates that he has recovered from the injury he occurred against Duke in the NCAA tournament.  “He started working out yesterday. I would say he’ll be ready to play all-out basketball sometime by the end of October.  Then he’s got to get over the psychological aspects of it which is the most difficult part with that kind of injury.

“He knows it’s difficult. We’ve just got to throw him in the pool and tell him to swim.”

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.