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Source: MRI confirms torn ACL for WVU's Butler

Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:08 pm

INDIANAPOLIS -- Da'Sean Butler's knee injury is worse than West Virginia initially believed.

A source close to the program confirmed to that an MRI performed Sunday showed Butler has a torn ACL, sprained MCL and two bone bruises in his left knee. This means he'll require surgery and be unable to workout for franchises before June's NBA Draft. The First Team All-American is projected by most as a second round pick, but this development could leave Butler undrafted.

Butler collapsed in the second half of Saturday night's loss to Duke. He yelled in pain while lying on the court, which led to Bob Huggins holding him and caressing his face in one of the more moving moments of this NCAA tournament. WVU officials said they believed it was only a sprained MCL after the game. But they learned it is much worse Sunday.

Butler averaged 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds this season. He was the MVP of the Big East tournament.
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Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:32 pm

Source: MRI confirms torn ACL for WVU's Butler

i agree..i wonder if he's a priest in his spare time

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:28 pm

Source: MRI confirms torn ACL for WVU's Butler

Huggins' face carressing of Butler was one of the creepiest moments in sports history.  He straddled him and gave him Eskimo kisses while rubbing his face.  No, it wasn't touching; it was creepy and awkward.  I also thought it was strange that when Huggins stood up he had an erection.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:26 pm

Such a Shame

You always hate to hear about injuries like this, but Butler seems like a genuinely great kid, which makes it that much worse. I wish him a speedy recovery, and last night's Huggins-Butler moment is a memory that will stay with me for some time. Congrats to WVU nation on a great season ...

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