Louisville, the No. 7 team in the latest edition of the CBSSports Top 25 (and one), just took a hit it could ill afford. The school annonced late Sunday night that junior guard/forward Mike Marra will be out for the season after tearing his left ACL during the Cards' game against Lamar Sunday.
Marra's injury, which occured with 12:17 to go in the game, caused him to be carried off the court -- it was then that fans feared the worst.
"A magnetic resonance imaging test at Jewish Hospital on Sunday night revealed the damage. Surgery will be scheduled later and the normal recovery time from an ACL reconstruction is 9-12 months," the school said in a statement.
Marra averaged 6.2 points and two assists as a sophomore last season, starting 11 games.
Louisville plays next at Butler Saturday.