Louisville starting point guard Chris Jones will be on the shelf until at least the end of the month due to a left leg injury.
Louisville men's basketball spokesman Kenny Klein sent out news of the injury Thursday afternoon.
Louisville G Chris Jones is out 3-5 weeks with a left leg injury. He'll continue to swim & exercise to maintain his conditioning #L1C4— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) August 7, 2014
Jones is part of a backcourt that could be among the best in the nation next season. Yes, even with the departure of all-timer Russ Smith, Louisville's combo of Jones and Terry Rozier -- who is coming off a standout performance at last week's Adidas Nations event in California -- should keep Louisville in the top 25 for most of next season.
(Montrezl Harrell is also a factor in this, yes.)
Jones averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 2013-14. He transferred to Louisville 23 months ago after rising to prominence as an elite JUCO player at Northwest Florida.