X-Ray Reveals Louisville Center Gorgui Dieng Has A Broken Wrist

Andy Lyons

The most popular man in Louisville will likely miss a significant chunk of the 2012-13 season because of a broken wrist.

U of L has announced that Louisville center Gorgui Dieng has suffered a broken left wrist and will be sidelined for an "undetermined" amount of time.

Dieng suffered the injury during the Cardinals' semifinal win over Missouri in the Battle 4 Atlantis. An x-ray taken at Jewish Hospital when Louisville 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.

U of L head coach Rick Pitino said on Saturday that if Dieng's wrist was broken he would probably miss 4-6 weeks. Though the official prognosis won't be known until Monday, it seems unlikely that Dieng will be available until after Louisville's Dec. 29 game against arch-rival Kentucky.

Dieng, who set Louisville's single-season record for blocked shots a year ago, is averaging 8.2 points and 8.0 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.

Seeing sad Gorgui in street clothes is going to be the hardest part of all.

Not the best two-day stretch we've ever seen.

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