INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 03: Da'Sean Butler #1 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts after hurting his knee in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Da'Sean Butler Has Torn ACL, Sprained MCL

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Da'Sean Butler's Knee Injury Is Bad: Torn ACL, Sprained MCL

Da'Sean Butler's injury, which he suffered near the end of Saturday night's Final Four game against Duke, looked terribly painful, but for a time we had reason to believe it was simply a sprained knee.

No more. Adam Zagoria breaks the unfortunate news:

West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler has a torn ACL, minor MCL sprain and 2 bone bruises, per West Va. sources.

I hope I speak for all of us by wishing the best for Butler. A torn anterior cruciate ligament, it goes without saying, is a very serious injury. It's too early to tell what his long-term outlook is, but as soon as we have more information, we'll pass it along.

For reactions from Mountaineers fans, you'll want to check out our West Virginia blog, The Smoking Musket.

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