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Chris Mack says David Johnson’s shoulder “is fine”

The freshman is expected to be available for Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The only negative for Louisville coming out of Saturday night’s monster win at Duke was that the game’s breakout star may have been lost for the foreseeable future.

Freshman point guard David Johnson scored a team-high 19 points, dished out seven assists, made three steals and blocked two shots, but sat on the sidelines for the game’s final minutes after re-injuring the same left shoulder that forced him to miss the first month of the season.

Johnson said after the game that the shoulder was fine, but on-edge Louisville fans have still been waiting on an official word. That official word came Monday afternoon during Chris Mack’s segment on the ACC coaches teleconference.

“The shoulder is fine,” Mack said. “He’s just a little sore, but he’ll practice the next couple of days and we fully expect him to play on Wednesday.”

Mack added that Johnson paid a visit Monday morning to the same specialist who had performed surgery on his left shoulder over the summer.

Everyone can exhale now.