Tuesday , Feb , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Louisville’s Padgett done for season

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) – University of Louisville starting center
David Padgett will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury.

Padgett, the team’s co-captain, will undergo surgery at a date to be

“Over the last few days, his condition has deteriorated,” said Louisville
Coach Rick Pitino. “The doctors say it’s in his best interest to have the
surgery now so he can begin the process of preparing for his return to the

Padgett’s knee became inflamed after he sprained his knee during a November 12
intrasquad scrimmage. He managed to play through the injury but has sat out
many practices to rest the knee.

The 6-foot-11, 250-pound sophomore is averaging 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds
for the 16-9 Cardinals. He leads the team in rebounding, blocked shots (34)
and field goal percentage (.582).