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Tracy Abrams suffers second season-ending injury in 10 months

Tracy Abrams

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Tracy Abrams is expected to miss his second consecutive season after tearing the Achilles’ tendon in his left foot, Illinois announced on Tuesday.

Abrams, who missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his ACL, suffered the injury on Monday.

“Abrams went through so much the last 10 months fighting back from a torn ACL to return to the court this summer,” head coach John Groce said in a statement. “This is obviously a very difficult time for him right now, but I’ve said it before, Tracy has the heart of a champion and I now that he will handle this latest setback with the same resolve and courage in making a full recovery.”

Abrams averaged 10.7 points for the Illini in 2013-14. He was expected to be the starting point guard for Illinois this season.