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Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear won’t travel to Houston (concussion)

Wayne Blackshear

Louisville guard/forward Wayne Blackshear (20) shoots over the South Florida defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Blackshear led all scorers with 18 points in Louisville’s 86-47 win. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Louisville’s front court depth took another hit.

Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion in practice and will not be traveling to Houston with the Cardinals for their game on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Eric Crawford.

After playing just five scoreless minutes in the loss to Cincinnati last Thursday, Blackshear had moved into the Louisville starting lineup on Saturday against Central Florida. What made the benching against Cincinnati so odd is that Blackshear had been playing the best basketball of his season over the last two weeks. Remove the Cincinnati game from the equation, and since January 16th, Blackshear has averaged 14.5 points and shot 21-for-34 from the floor and 11-for-19 from three in four games.

Louisville will be off for eight days after the Houston game. The hope is that Blackshear will only miss one game.

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