Louisville freshman Blackshear out for season after injuring shoulder

October 28, 2011 

University of Louisville freshman Wayne Blackshear will miss the 2011-12 season after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, the Cardinals announced Friday.

A magnetic resonance imaging test performed at Jewish Hospital in Louisville points to a torn labrum in his right shoulder, which will require surgery to repair. With an expected recovery time of at least four months, Blackshear will effectively miss the entire season.

Just within the past week, Blackshear had received clearance to play by the NCAA eligibility center.

Blackshear, a 6-foot-5 McDonald's All-American, was expected to contribute immediately for the Cardinals after having rehabilitated from surgery on his left shoulder over the summer.

Blackshear averaged 32.6 points, 14.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.7 steals as a senior for Morgan Park High School in Chicago last season.

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