Louisville's Montrezl Harrell leaves offseason camp with knee injury
It was a scary moment -- and enough to get him to leave early -- but the knee injury to Louisville's key sophomore doesn't appear to be extremely serious.
Montrezl Harrell became a breakout player near the end of Louisville's 2012-13 championship run. He's already projected to be a first-round pick by most for the 2014 draft.
The sophomore forward also is expected to play a key role in the Cardinals' quest to win back-to-back titles next season. Over the weekend, Harrell had to leave early from the Adidas Nations camp, a California-based event that brings together many elite high school and college players for scrimmages, drills and training.
Reports from the scene were that he injured his knee. Fortunately for Harrell and Louisville, it's apparently nothing serious.
Montrezl Harrell looked like a bad injury, word is he had an MRI and no damage to his knee... Will rest for the rest of #adidasnations— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) August 5, 2013
Harrell followed this up with a response tweet to former NC State guard/UConn transfer Rodney Purvis.
@rpurvis5 I'm good nothing bad just a tough sprain— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) August 5, 2013
Harrell posted this picture of his knee on his Instagram account Sunday night.
The 19-year-old averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds coming off the bench last season as a freshman. He also played for Team USA in the FIBA World Championships this summer, putting up 10.6 points and 3.7 boards per. The United States squad wound up winning gold in the event for just the third time in three decades.
As a college graduate, he's eligible to contribute immediately for the Orange
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