Louisville's Dieng out; X-ray confirms broken wrist

Louisville's Dieng out; X-ray confirms broken wrist

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LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 07: Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals watches the action during the exhibition game against the Bellarmine Knights at the KFC Yum! Center on November 7, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Louisville, Ky. -- University of Louisville center Gorgui Dieng has a broken wrist and will miss an undermined amount of playing time.

An x-ray taken at Jewish Hospital when the Cardinals returned from the Bahamas on Sunday night revealed a broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist.  His prognosis will be updated after further examination from a hand specialist on Monday.

Dieng fell while taking a charge early in the first half of the Cardinals’ 84-61 victory over No. 13 Missouri on Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis.  He returned to the game and played 22 more minutes with his wrist taped, but sat out the championship game against Duke on Saturday.

Dieng is averaging 8.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and two rebounds through five games this season.  He produced his 13th career double-double against Samford with 10 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals.  Dieng is a preseason All-BIG EAST selection and he is among the top 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award.
 

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