Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino called a 4 p.m. press conference today to announce that senior captain David Padgett suffered a fractured right knee cap in the first half of Sunday's game against Jackson State and that his playing career at U of L is "probably" over.
Pitino said the best case scenario for Padgett would involve him being able to play in ten weeks.
The other options, according to Pitino, would be for Padgett to apply for a sixth year of eligibility or for him to let his injury heal and then try out for a pro team. He said that appealing for a sixth year would be difficult since Padgett already had to sit out a year after transferring from Kansas.
The injury will force Louisville to soldier on without its leader and most polished post player. Senior Terrance Farley and sophomore Derrick Caracter will now be turned to to pick up the slack.