Swopshire 'probably' done for season

Editor and Publisher
Posted Dec 29, 2010


Rick Pitino told FoxSports.com's Jeff Goodman Wednesday morning that junior forward Jared Swopshire is "probably" out for the season. Swopshire, according to the UofL coach, will consult with doctors about possible groin surgery.

Louisville junior forward Jared Swopshire likely is out for the season.

"He’s probably going to be done for the year," Louisville coach Rick Pitino told FOXSports.com's Jeff Goodman on Wednesday morning. "He’s going to get a second opinion, but it looks like he’s going to need surgery."

Swopshire started 20 games last season, and was Louisville's leading returning scorer and rebounder. But the St. Louis native hasn't played a minute this season for the 11-1 Cardinals after suffering an abductor (groin) injury during the preseason.

Pitino told Goodman that Swopshire will consult a specialist about the injury.

"I’m worried about this long term," Pitino said. "There’s been no improvement and it could be career-threatening."

Pitino said last week that he wouldn't redshirt Swopshire if he can't play this season because Louisville doesn't have the scholarship available for an extra season.

Louisville plays No. 11 Kentucky Friday at the KFC Yum! Center.



Related Stories
Swopshire not returning 'anytime soon'
 -by CardinalAuthority.com  Oct 28, 2010
Swopshire returns to action
 -by CardinalAuthority.com  Oct 27, 2011
War! Bluegrass-style; UofL, UK set to clash
 -by CardinalAuthority.com  Dec 28, 2010

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Cardinal Authority Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from CardinalAuthority.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
SF Jared Swopshire (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > IMG Academy > Alumni
Basketball > Louisville
[View My HotList]