Just before Louisville’s win over North Florida Saturday afternoon, it was announced that freshman forward Deng Adel would be sidelined with a sprained knee. Adel, who suffered the injury in practice on Friday, will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury and how long he’ll have to sit out.
Following Louisville’s 89-61 win over North Florida Saturday afternoon, head coach Rick Pitino stated that he did not expect the 6-foot-8 freshman to miss much playing time.
“I think he will probably sit out the next game and hopefully be ready by Thanksgiving,” Pitino said.
Adel started each of Louisville’s first two games, playing 17 minutes per contest with averages of 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. With Adel sidelined sophomore guard Quentin Snider moved into the starting lineup Saturday, giving the Cardinals two points guards in he and grad student Trey Lewis.